The Burn

From 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. the pile was documented through video and still photography. At nightfall a single violin was ignited, and the pile was soon engulfed in flames. The phases of the violins’ destruction will serve as the [...]

2014-08-14T19:12:01+00:00July 31st, 2010|Blog|0 Comments

Upcoming

From August 22nd – October 27th I will be traveling in Spain and France as part of my sabbatical from Prescott College. The first five weeks of the trip will be spent in Granada, Spain where I will be doing small preparatory [...]

2014-08-14T19:12:25+00:00July 31st, 2010|Blog|0 Comments

The Site

In mid-May, on one of the few spring days with calm winds before seasonal fire restrictions went into effect, I assembled the pile of worn instruments in a forest clearing near my home in Prescott, AZ. I chose the location [...]

2014-08-14T19:12:16+00:00July 30th, 2010|Blog|0 Comments

The Instruments

Beginning in September 2009, I contacted violin shops nationwide soliciting damaged, incomplete, or irreparable violins. Over the next eight months I acquired instruments from thirteen states, totaling nearly one hundred violins. Thank you to the following individuals and businesses for generously donating [...]

2014-08-14T19:12:09+00:00July 29th, 2010|Blog|0 Comments

Project Overview

Arrangement for a Silent Orchestra is a painting and video project which explores the gradual dissolution of culture in contemporary society through the symbolic ruin of a personal and cultural icon, the violin. Using the violin as a metaphor, I intend to raise questions [...]

2014-08-14T19:12:37+00:00July 27th, 2010|Blog|0 Comments