Fields of Prayer

nighthouseStarting November 7, Grace Cathedral will be the setting for a spectacular light and sound installation presented by its 2015 Artists in Residence, Elaine Buckholtz and Floor van de Velde. Their creation, “Fields of Prayer,” uses the stunning environment of the landmark cathedral, both indoor and outdoor, to immerse viewers in a unique sensory art experience.

In celebration of the Year of Technology at Grace Cathedral, Elaine and Floor will be exploring the medium of light and sound as ephemeral phenomena with the potential to unmask hidden aspects of architectural forms and to activate space.

“Fields of Prayer” runs November 7 through 17. Full list of events here.

Car-πού-see: The Wandering Nighthouse

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Elaine Buckholtz and Floor van de Velde invite you to join them in Athens, Saturday, July 27 for a quintessential summer snack of watermelon, feta, bread and wine while considering how light and sound can transform our mundane environment into something extraordinary and even uncanny. The audience is invited to gather at Souzy Tros, where a slow-moving open-air truck will offer rides that allow people to experience their own mobile light show, illuminating local architecture and other spaces that deserve heightened visibility and visual transformation.

Elaine Buckhotz combines the mediums of moving light, sound, video, and sculpture in her work. She received her MFA from Stanford University 2006 and the California College of The Arts in 2012, and is currently an Associate Professor at Massachusetts College of Art and Design in the Studio for Interrelated Media. She has shown work at numerous cultural venues, including Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and The Academy of Sciences, (San Francisco, CA), as well as at Pierogi Gallery in Liepzig Germany, and The Wexner Center For The Arts (Columbus, Ohio). She has worked as a Lighting and Visual Designer in the San Francisco Bay Area over the past 20 years and has also collaborated regularly with Merce Cunningham and Meredith Monk creating and recreating their visual environments internationally. In addition to large-scale architectural installations, and Public Art Projects, her work is represented by Electric Works Gallery in San Francisco, California.

Floor van de Velde is a Belgian-born, South African visual artist and composer. Her deep interest in music technology, sculpture, and digital art has led to experiments with electronic, classical, non-western music, sound collage and a general investigation into how digital precision and acoustic warmth can complement each other. Floor is currently an MFA candidate at MIT in the Program in Art, Culture and Technology.

Saturday, July 27, 2013
9pm-midnight (food and refreshments served)
Souzy Tros (Markoni 8, Eleonas, Athens)
Guest Curated by Lydia Matthews