Gowanus Over and Out is a soundpiece produce by researcher and artist Maria Papadomanolaki for free103point9 - now Wave Farm - and it follows the aural traces of the narrowcast audio exhibit Sib Radio Gowanus curated for the exhibition Postcards from Gowanus (Cabinet Magazine Gallery, March 17-20 2010, Gowanus, Brooklyn, New York).
The conceptual backbone of the project was to create a sonic wallpaper that would reflect the aural undertones, both real and imagined, of the area surrounding the gallery. It also served as an organic sonotopia that inhabited the audiovisual exhibits in a process of associative interaction.
Responding to a call for works, a total of 44 U.S. and international artists from diverse creative backgrounds contributed works ranging from drones and field recordings to spoken word pieces and experimental sonic artworks. Gowanus Over and Out attempts to offer a glimpse into some of the different facets of the exhibit while at the same time being its own self-expanding universe of sounds.
More information at sibradio.blogspot.com
The piece features samples of the following works:
Myke Dodge Weiskopf – Helicopter
Sogar – Tapete?
Knut Aufermann – avi5 ?
Sterling Basement – Drowned in the Canal?
Solo Andata – Ablationl? ?
verdi_spirali – on_earth@in_space?
Jonny Farrow – Gowanus Walk??
Radio Ruido – all artifacts? ??
Maria Papadomanolaki – Cabinet? and Playground (Radia edit)?
Lina Lapelyte – MATB1?
Todd Merrell – As March Times On?
Mark Templeton – Safely into March
Bryan Zimmerman – Blobs Of Yellow-Green Sun
Last Days – Walls ?
A.G – Polygon:08|1?
Myke Dodge Weiskopf – VNG??
Maria Papadomanolaki is a Greek artist working primarily with sound in the context of phonography, audience-centered performance pieces, and radio art. Her background in language studies and interest in environmental sound inform her artistic practice. Papadomanolaki often combines these two elements in her work to amplify the intrinsic physical and psychological qualities of an experienced time and space.