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Live Stage: African Metropole – sound-based art by Mendi and Keith Obadike [us Mahwah, NJ ]

African Metropole: Sonic City Lagos :: an exhibit of sound-based art by Mendi and Keith Obadike :: in the Pascal Gallery in the Berrie Center at Ramapo College, 505 Ramapo Valley Road,
Mahwah, NJ 07430 New Jersey :: March 28, 2011 – April 26, 2012 – 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. ::

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The exhibition features the premiere of “African Metropole: Sonic City Lagos,” commissioned for the Ramapo Galleries. The Obadikes transform visual images into audio soundscapes.

“Sonic City Lagos” is a multi-channel sound art work based on the major pathways of the city of Lagos. The artists have collected samples of industrial sounds, conversations with people in the city of Lagos, and the acoustics of the city’s architecture. The Ramapo installation will make use of flat panel ultrasonic speakers that will project a narrowly focused and extremely unidirectional beam of sound. These speakers, placed at key nodes in the room, will pan around the room driven by a computer-controlled system.

Keith holds an M.F.A. in Sound Design from Yale University; Mendi holds a Ph.D. in Literature from Duke University. Their honors include a Rockefeller New Media Arts Fellowship, Pick Laudati Award for Digital Art, a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Fiction, and a Vectors Fellowship from USC. They were awarded a Rhizome Commission for the exhibition “African Metropole: Sonic City Lagos.”

Their major works include The Sour Thunder, an Internet opera (Bridge Records); Big House / Disclosure, a 200 hour public sound installation at Northwestern University; American Cypher: Stereo Helix for Sally Hemings, a sound installation at the Samek Gallery, Bucknell University; Armor and Flesh: poems (Lotus Press); and Four Electric Ghosts, an opera-masquerade commissioned byThe Kitchen. Their intermedia work has been commissioned by The NY African Film Festival and by Electronic Arts Intermix, The Yale Cabaret, Whitechapel Art Gallery (London), and The Whitney Museum of Art.

“African Metropole: Sonic City Lagos” was curated by John Peffer, and supported by the Schomburg Distinguished Visiting Scholar Fund. The exhibition will be accompanied by Phonotype, a catalog of past writing and audio projects by the artists that includes an audio CD insert.

Gallery hours are Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 1 through 5 p.m. and Wednesdays 1 through 7 p.m. For further information, contact galleries director Sydney Jenkins at (201) 684-7147. Also see the artist website at [http://www.Obadike.com/].


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