Things are about to get considerably noisier at one Atlanta art gallery. This week, artist Dana Haugaard opens “No Here More Than Here,” a sound and sculptural installation at the Mint Gallery.
In the exhibit, viewer's voices are amplified and used to vibrate a metal water table, creating ripples and patterns. It invites the audience to actually have a physical effect on the artwork.
"I think a lot about presence," Haugaard says, "and what it feels like to be in a place, physically and emotionally and thoughtfully. [There are] all kinds of screens and stimulation out in this world that’s meant to take you out and beyond where we are. It’s really important to me to remember that I am a physical thing in this place. That we are here together doing something real is a very beautiful and important thing to remember."
"No Here More Than Here” opens at the Mint Gallery Friday and is on view through Nov. 22.