Ellen Sollod and Johanna Melamed | Outside In/Inside Out: The inner life of Jack

June 22 – August 24, 2012

Outside In/ Inside Out: the inner life of Jack is an installation that employs a camera obscura and sound score to create an immersive experience, evoking the essence of Jack Straw Productions on its 50th anniversary. Jack Straw exists in a physical space; but, to much of its audience, it is in the ephemeral ether of the airwaves– primarily the radio or the internet. To its listeners, the relationship to the building is irrelevant. To artists, writers, musicians, and others who create work here, it is the place that is central. The camera obscura and the sound score represent this dichotomy: Jack Straw reaching out into the world and the world coming to Jack Straw, simultaneously. The score is a compilation of found sounds, field recordings made in situ, archival material from KRAB, and contemporary recordings made at Jack Straw. Together, the visual and audio weave a web of experience, ultimately aligning the two worlds.


Ellen Sollod

Ellen Sollod

Ellen Sollod is an interdisciplinary artist based in the Pacific Northwest. Her practice includes large scale, site-specific public art, multimedia temporary installations, artist books, photography and photo-based works…


Sound Clips

  • Jack Straw New Media Gallery Interview : Ellen Sollod and Johanna Melamed Ellen Sollod
  • Ellen Sollod and Johanna Melamed - New Media Gallery Installation Soundscape Ellen Sollod