Parallel Faults, 2017

Latex paint, graphite drawings, multi-channel field recordings. Dimensions variable.
Los Angeles Valley College, CA

In Parallel Faults large painterly gestures sweep across the gallery. Topographical maps of the surrounding San Fernando Valley and San Gabriel Fault line inform the scale, colors and patterns of the swaths. Stretches of silence are interrupted with multi-channel field recordings of tremors and earthquake sounds procured from geophysicists. The diagonal thrust of the visuals and the spatial distribution of sound synthesize to create a feeling of movement, raw power, and unease.
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© 2017 - Avantika Bawa