24 ROOMS NASHVILLE

24 Rooms Nashville, MA project at Konstfack, University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, is a spatial analysis of Robert Altman’s film Nashville (1975) by splitting the film’s soundtrack in twenty-four loudspeakers in the gallery space. In Nashville Altman models his narrative on the 24-track recording technology commonly used within the music industry by building the story around the parallel lives of 24 main characters – country musicians involved in a political rally for the independent president candidate Hal Philip Walker. Using multiple independent sound sources, Altman’s approach to sound replaces the single-channel linearity of written discourse by a three-dimensional multiplicity, calling for a radically different level and type of spectator, and especially auditor, activity. Instead of one picture following another in time film becomes a simultaneous space. In 24 Rooms Nashville I liberate the soundtrack from the movie theatre, placing it in the installation space of the gallery.

 

Twenty-four channel sound installation at Konstfack, Telefonplan. Solo exhibition April 3 2008 – April 13 2008. Final exhibition May 13 2008 – May 25 2008.

www.konstfack2008.se/fine-art/erik-rosshagen.html

1974, text written for the project at Konstfack, University College of Arts, Crafts and Design.

 

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