Darsha Hewitt: Electrostatic Bell Choir

Sound Installation

May 2 – June 1st, 2013 (Facebook event)
Opening reception on Friday May 3rd, 2013. The exhibition will be open on Thursday May 2nd.

Project Description

Darsha Hewitt’s artwork evolves out of experiments that explore the physics of electricity and look for ways to use it as raw material. Her hands-on practice is driven by her interest in demystifying the invisible systems embedded throughout domestic technology. Curiosity, discovery and wonderment are leading elements that inform her experimentation as she creates situations in which magical
effect and familiarity can resonate.

At Skol, the artist presents Electrostatic Bell Choir, a sound installation that harnesses the kinetic potential of electrostatic charges emitted from Cathode Ray Tube televisions and uses it as a driving force to strike a series of electroscopic bells. This artwork was produced with the support of an International Work Stipend from The Edith-Russ-Haus für Medienkunst, Le Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec and Hexagram Concordia.

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