Basilica SoundScape 2018 Recap
September 14 – 16, 2018
From kimono to cinema, rugs to protest art, sculptors, painters, weavers and dreamers transformed every corner of Basilica SoundScape 2018 with visual art.
We were honored to have the work of Jungil Hong, Tabita Rezaire and Alexander Heir across our reclaimed factory, while Laleh Khorramian staged SoundScape’s most ambitious installation to-date with her floating, shifting hand-painted kimonos draped high over SoundScapers’ heads.
Basilica SoundScape 2018 also hosted the first Back Gallery SoundScape takeover. With music provided by friends The Lot Radio, Basilica Back Gallery featured a group show by recent artists in residence who were invited to explore the location itself as muse and to create work with Hudson’s eclectic present and past as central inspiration. The group show featured work by artists including Annie Bielski, the Social Justice Leadership Academy, Jim Krewson and newest resident Roman Horst.
This year’s SoundScape also featured a satellite event hosted by Basilica collaborators Second Ward, created with the aim of getting visitors to step further up the path and explore our beloved city of Hudson. Art duo Trouble returned to Hudson for the first time since their large-scale installation as part of Basilica Hudson’s 24-HOUR DRONE event in 2017 to helm the show. Entitled Ornament-Body, the show gathered and presented performance, sound, video, sculpture and installation work from Trouble’s dozen years of practice.
IMAGE CREDITS: Laleh Khorramian’s Main Hall installation by Samantha Marble, Social Justice Leadership Academy artwork in the Back Gallery Group Show, Jungil Hong’s rug installation by Samantha Marble, Annie Bielski’s Clearance in the Back Gallery Group Show by Tomm Roeschlein