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Rachel Lodge: Transfigurations: Carbon Flow

In April 2021, Jack Straw and Arts and Visually Impaired Audiences (AVIA) presented an accessible online art workshop in conjunction with Rachel Lodge’s installation, Transfigurations: Carbon Flow. The installation combines animated video with a soundscape of music and sound effects. Participants experienced Lodge’s work through a virtual excerpt of the installation, with audio description provided by Jesse Minkert of Arts and Visually Impaired Audiences.

After sharing her process and inspiration for creating Transfigurations: Carbon Flow, participants used their voices and household objects to record words and sounds inspired by nature to create a new soundtrack to accompany Lodge’s installation. Participants also learned about audio editing and mixing using digital software to create their piece.

Listen: Transfigurations: Carbon Flow workshop soundscape:


This program was made possible with support from the Seattle Office of Arts and Culture, 4Culture/King County Lodging Tax, Washington State Arts Commission, National Endowment for the Arts, Washington State Department of Services for the Blind, and individual contributors.

This program was provided in part under a contract with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.


Rachel Lodge

Rachel Lodge

Rachel Lodge is a visual and multi-media artist.  In her current work she uses hand-drawn digital images, animation, sound, and objects to open a perceptual window into the…

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Jesse Minkert

Jesse Minkert’s work has appeared in about fifty literary journals including the Cream City Review, Confrontation, Mount Hope, the Floating Bridge Review, the Minetta Review, Poetry Northwest, Common Knowledge…