A CERTAIN PRESENCE
Exhibition Dates: May 27 - June 17, 2006
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 27, from 6 - 8 PM
Fringe Exhibitions is pleased to present a sound installation by Dorsey Dunn. This dynamic work seeks to build an intensity of aural and material experience through a combination of limited sensory deprivation and a highly focused sound environment. A Certain Presence is an enunciation of human breath. It is an attempt to merge exterior and interior manifestations of breath - that of the piece and that of the visitor - into a whole that is both interlinked and individual.
A Certain Presence is theater. The piece removes the visitor from the discrete world of art 'viewing', returning to the cave with ears only. The sound of breath in the space, both one's own and that of the piece, point to a confluence of self and self-knowledge in a much-dismembered world. Enveloped in the public-private darkness of the piece, visitors may find reaction and/or connection to the idea of shared experience.
Raised in East Asia and a veteran of many cities, Dorsey Dunn is a Los Angeles-based artist. His work in sound, text and image, in the form of installations, performances and written and recorded works, is an extended meditation on the perimeters of language, the movements of silence, and the vagaries of comprehension. Language, in its multiplicites of sound and meaning, is a primary concern, as are considerations of memory, spatial presence, and will. Dorsey regularly performs and exhibits his music and sound installations in the US and internationally. He has received invitations to residencies and festivals around the world, most recently to MusicAcoustica in Beijing and Is Arti in Vilnius and Kaunas, Lithuania. He has scored and produced music for film, theater, and dance, as well as for a variety of multimedia performances. During 2005 he provided sound design and music for productions at the Flea Theater in Tribeca, New York and for Theater Artaud and the Exit Theater in San Francisco. 2006 will see exhibitions in Los Angeles, New York, Milwaukee, and Hamburg, Germany; performances in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and several cities in Japan; and residencies in Stockholm and Amsterdam. Previously, he edited an international literary magazine, Trafika, based in Prague and New York. He was educated in New York City.
For more information visit www.dorseydunn.com
A catalog will be available entitled
ART MEMORATIVE installations 2002 - 2006 by Dorsey Dunn