Annie Aries, Brian House, Marcel Zaes:

Metric Displacement

Installation (2021-2022)

On view at the New York City Electroacoustic Festival NYCEMF
Located at Sheen Center in Lower Manhattan
New York City
June 20 - 26, 2022 – 10am-8pm

For Metric Displacement, sound artists Aries, House, and Zaes each make beats that reflect their own individual experiences of place. Each beat is subsequently cut into a lock groove on a vinyl record and played on a turntable in one of multiple sites: Shenzhen (PR China), Portland (Oregon), and on-site at the Sheen Center (New York). These are streamed to a Zoom meeting at the Sheen Center so that they can be experienced together, subject to the temporal distortions inherent to online relationships. Every day, the artist at each location selects a new lock groove, creating unpredictable and emergent rhythmic combinations.

Supported by
Swissnex Boston and New York
Presence Switzerland
Lewis & Clark College
Bern Academy of the Arts
School of Design at SUSTech Shenzhen

Additional thanks to
Consulate General of Switzerland in New York
Hym Super Factory, Vinyl Lathe Cuts, Shenzhen, PR China
Brown Arts Initiative at Brown University
StudioSounds AG Bern
Florian Kaufmann