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MARK V. MCDONNELL

Pipe Balm

An interactive sound sculpture installed as an extension to a disused drainpipe stub on a busy urban sidewalk. Its silhouette is that of a Pipe Bomb, a culturally-laden signifier of danger. But cutting against the grain of this association, PIPE BALM’s electronic circuitry (clearly visible, as the piece is cast in transparent resin) offers soothing, calming verbalizations, enticing pedestrians to approach and engage. PIPE BALM throws into sharp relief—and more importantly, begins to defuse and heal—our common, conditioned fearfulness, pernicious and pervasive residue of a Post-9/11 Age.

Date

Thursday, September 17 from 6-9pm; Friday and Saturday September 18-19 from 11am-9pm, and Sunday, September 20 from 11am-4pm

Location

Magnolia Avenue at Pine Street in the alley at The Gallery at Avalon Island