Roger Nelson and Jeff Roberts: The New Landscape: Reconstructed Ecologies
In June 2017, Jack Straw and Arts and Visually Impaired Audiences (AVIA) presented an accessible art workshop at Jack Straw in conjunction with the installation The New Landscape: Reconstructed Ecologies by sculptor Roger Nelson and sound artist Jeff Roberts, which incorporated large-scale sculpture, sound design, and interactive software to transport the visitor to the sonic and spatial worlds of contrasting environments in two different locations on the North American continent.
After Jeff and Roger walked everyone through the installation and demonstrated how it worked, Roger showed the workshop participants how he used foamboard and glue to make maquettes, or small scale models, for planning large sculptural pieces, and the group made their own maquettes.
Next, Jeff showed the group some of his studio-created environmental sounds, and they worked with Jack Straw’s teaching artists to record their own handmade sound effects and spoken text in the studio. The new audio was then incorporated into the installation for everyone to hear.
Dr. Jeff Roberts is a composer-improviser and sound artist working in interdisciplinary acoustic and electroacoustic contexts. His music explores relationships between different music styles and cultures. Described as ‘bewitching…READ MORE >
Roger Feldman received his BA in Art from the University of Washington in Seattle and his MFA in Sculpture from Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, California. While still in graduate…READ MORE >
Roger Feldman and Jeff Roberts | The New Landscape: Reconstructed Ecologies
Landscape and Soundscape work together in this holistic perceptual installation, relying on sight and sound to extend the participant’s associations with both abstract and literal landscape. This work explores…READ MORE >