Wave Farm Artist-in-Residence: Seth Cluett

Sep 09, 2016 - Sep 18, 2016
Wave Farm + WGXC Acra Studio


Seth Cluett Portrait Image

Seth Cluett Portrait Image. Courtesy the artist. (Apr 01, 2016)

The Wave Farm Residency Program is pleased to welcome Seth Cluett (Hoboken, NJ). Cluett's "Beating the Bounds
," refers to a tradition that originated in France, England, and Wales in the 16th Century whereby members of a village or parish walked the property bounds of their territory yearly as a way to teach younger generations about the spatial limits of property ownership. 

Cluett will develop a system that allows sound to mark the bounds of a physical area of outdoor space on the property of Wave Farm. The geo-spatial limits of a radio-defined landscape will be delimited by a series of transmitter-receiver pairs that send and receive a post-striking sound to a location far afield from the location of the strike and leaving a reverberated residual sound in its wake. By spatially pairing the strikes with the distanced receiver and loudspeaker the communal experience of walking the bounds marks the volume of the property rather than the borders.