A SONG FOR ECHO / MUSEUM OF SCIENCE
We are very excited to announce our exhibition, A Song for Echo, to be presented at the Museum of Science Charles Hayden Planetarium in partnership with the city-wide new music festival, Together, scheduled as a one night screening of an experimental film on September 26th, 2013. Just over 25-minutes long, the film was produced by Brooklyn-based video and performance artist Julie Nymann and includes an original soundtrack by Boston-based electronic music composer Ricardo Donoso.
According to ancient mythology, the woodland nymph Echo was fascinated by the handsome Narcissus, and wished to lure him into marriage. Unable to say anything on her own, her voice could only repeat the last words said, and this act was not enough for the arrogant Narcissus. Heartbroken, Echo fled deep into the forest, her body turning to mountain stone. Her soul is often considered to be the faint reverberation of the wind, still calling out for her lost love. A Song for Echo’s central character embarks on a spiritual journey through earth and water, attempting to discover herself and her relationship to the elements before nightfall.
Drawing inspiration from Nymann’s series of work based on the tale of Narcissus, and Donoso’s soundscapes presented in his album Assimilating the Shadow, A Song for Echo seeks to explore the notions of unrequited love, transformation, and self-reflection through an audio/visual collaboration between two artists of diverse interdisciplinary backgrounds. While Nymann’s work emphasizes the acts of attraction, repulsion, intimacy, and distance, Donoso produces emotional terrains that become “a mirror in which the illusions we hide ourselves behind are dissolved.”
A Song for Echo is a fully immersive full dome experience, taking advantage of The Museum of Science’s state of the art 57-foot dome and stellar sound system. Screenshots of the film are included below.
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Thursday, September 26th, 2013.
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A SONG FOR ECHO
Proceeds from this exhibition will provide stipends for our participating artists and will help in the development of future v-e-l-l-u-m projects. We are thankful for your interest and hope you will attend!