| Bottle Field |
This album was made by sampling the bottles themselves then arranging them tonally on a midi keyboard to be played. This particular piece was used in a gallery installation called, "Glass Axiom" by Christian Reed using over 300 found antique bottles early in 2013.
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Once you have received your bottle you will find a download code, enter the code to redeem the hidden EP "Bottom Of The Pond"
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Studio 3: George Fox University: Newberg, OR: 2013
The installation composed of hundreds of found bottles arranged in the Studio 3 gallery space accompanied by audio by Mark Kuykendall (www.thenewhoneyshade.com
This project began when I was a kid. I spent much of my time as a childhood digging in the red and polluted soil of my native Oklahoma. There was a patch of woods a fence-hop and a creek-jump from our house that spread out into eternity in my wonderfully naïve mind. I would bring back treasures hewn from metal, rust, wood, farming, industry and oil-lust. My love and careful study of these precious relics blossomed in ignorance of the history of Oklahoma’s unfortunate relationship with its land.
I remember my older brother’s room in which there would be dusty bottles acting as a terrarium for dead things and dirt. Our living room had huge windows that collected dust from the gravel driveway, which appeared beautifully translucent in morning light.
The initial installation of this project was in the woods that served as my childhood playground. With the help of my brothers I collected and arranged hundreds of bottles in a field days before the land was to be cleared for development. Throughout the middle part of the 20th century, farmers would fill creek beds with waste to prevent erosion on their land. The bottles are the witnesses of these events and are a part of the changing ecosystem. The woods held a mournful, yet peaceful silence broken only by the screech of the red-tailed hawk and the rhythmic clinking of glass as I walked my childhood trails one last time.
This installation in composed of bottles collected in a creek bed in Newberg over the span of a couple weeks. They tell a story unique to their place in the Willamette valley enveloped in the broader history of the symbiotic relationship of humans and the land.
- Installation Artist | Christian Reed
| VIEW BOTTLE INSTALLATION HERE |
released October 30, 2013
Sound (Bottle Sampling) + Visuals | Mark Kuykendall
Bottle Installation | Christian Reed
Additional Photography | Ben Holtrop www.benjaminholtrop.com