Wednesday, May 4, 2011


Lamson during performance at the Efroymson Family Entrance Pavilion,
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana, April 7, 2011

Indianapolis Art Museum celebrates artist William Lamson's Divining Meteorology radio tower installation currently on exhibit in the Efroymson Family Entrance Pavilion.

Lamson extensively explored the tower's sound-making possibilities with unconventional audio devices in his studio in Brooklyn, then transported and installed the piece at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, giving a sound performance during his artist talk on April 7.

Lamson using electric guitar pickup to generate sound during performance

The combination of tower engineering, radio waves, and sound-generating devices "make apparent the unseen forces that surround us, as a radio signal (also linked with the weather) is made audible and tactile through the vibrations in the tower," Amanda York of Indianapolis Museum of Art (link to full article).
Radio tower construction, Pierogi Boiler Space, Brooklyn, New York

On view through August 28, 2011

Efroymson Family Entrance Pavilion
4000 Michigan Road
Indianapolis, IN 46208

Images courtesy of Indianapolis Museum of Art
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