Michael Gibson and Karen Tauches
PARADISE at Castleberry Hill
"The word 'Paradise' conjures images of palm trees, warm beaches, and neon sunsets. It recalls an ideal: a relaxed, incorruptible place of hammocks and softly blowing wind. Abstractly, it’s a state of mind. Specifically, it’s the enchantment of beloved tourist destination: idealized places far from the everyday cares of life. But, such places overflowing with natural beauty are quite vulnerable to exploition. We quickly consume our earthly paradise. In doing so, we domesticate and smother it with graphic enhancements. In todays consumer the idea of paradise is disappearing living on through images, myths & replicas." K.Tauches
Mr. Gibsons' sound work, Edge Dweller, was recorded in 2010 in the Western Carolinas not too far from Black Mountain. The subsonic, rhythmic nocturnal sounds are now installed where urban noises intersect at random.
Friday, October 12, 2011, 7-10 pm