The University Art Gallery presents Flat Earth Unfolded, an installation by sculpture and new media artist Greg Pond, artist and musician Jesse Thompson, and ceramicist Archie Stapleton. Flat Earth Unfolded brings together disparate media to explore the materiality of sound – sound as sculpture, treated and experienced as a tactile, spatial medium. Ceramic vessels and stainless steel plates become acoustic structures that resonate with music composed for the exhibition and tuned to the materials. The installation will be on view from October 17th through December 12th.
Please join us for a conversation between Greg Pond, Archie Stapleton, and Stephen Miller, chair of the music department at the University of the South, on October 24th at 4:30 pm in Convocation Hall. Reception to follow.
Greg Pond’s multimedia practice combines sculpture, sound, electronic media and documentary filmmaking. With unexpected combinations of media, collisions of natural and technological materials, and recombined myths, histories and forms, Pond explores cultural attitudes towards landscape and the built environment, and the pursuit and loss of utopia.Jesse Thompson is a musician, composer and sound artist who experiments with pattern, vertical sonority, consonance and dissonance, and textural perception. He uses digital technology to investigate the unseen world and the role sound plays in shaping perceived reality. Flat Earth Unfolded
is the third collaborative sound installation between Thompson and Pond.
Archie Stapleton is a master potter who lives and works in Sewanee, Tennessee. A craftsman, he has painstakingly experimented with all the stages of creating pottery, from identifying and testing local clay deposits, to throwing forms, to building kilns, to firing, to recreating ancient glazes.