New Orleans at Zero Gravity, A Tone and Place Study

Environmental art work exhibited at the New Orleans Museum of Art, April 16 through May 15, 1977. CAVS Fellow Grover Mouton explored the liberating effects of non-gravity environments. The New Orleans project involved the selection of a site - the Paris Road and I-10 Interchange - which has a strong "sense of place." Microphones and power supply were placed at the site, and connected to a telephone channel, sounds were transmitted to the exhibition gallery in the museum, where acoustic observation of the resonant tone in the air and on the site occurred for the duration of the exhibition. The gallery documentation consists of one large photo-drawing measuring nine by twenty-two fee and twelve smaller photo-drawings, which visualize the gravity-based principles of the site at the zero-gravity situation.

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