Installation Space: Brett Williams
On Friday, November 4th from 6-9pm, Brett Williams will open FeedBack, a new site-specific sound installation in the Installation Space that utilizes vocal microphones and an oscillating fan to create undulating feedback and percussive effects in the reverberant arched room. FeedBack is a self-replicating system that shifts over time as it filters the sound of the microphones through effects processors and guitar amplifiers, which in turn is picked up again by the microphones. The installation continues the artist’s fascination with technology’s ability to stand in for individual shortcomings. In this case, the fan and microphones create a performance that the artist himself is incapable of, substituting its own strums, stutters and tempos to fill the space.
FeedBack will remain on view Wednesday-Saturday from 12-6pm through December 2nd, 2011.
Brett Williams is concerned with the pleasures and absurdities of communication by using and subverting the conventions and techniques of stage, film and television. His earlier projects made use of television commercial formats and the look and feel of Reality TV, while more recent work features animated motion graphics that deal with visual and sonic abstraction. Whatever form Brett’s work takes, whether it’s single-channel video, site-specific installation, or performance, he constructs a setting of fantasy and play through the lens of dark humor.
He received his BFA and MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Brett’s videos, performances, and installations have been exhibited throughout the United States and Europe. Williams’s work appears courtesy of Bruno David Gallery.