“Wake” by Rena Detrixhe, Grace Grothaus


  • ©, Rena Detrixhe and Grace Grothaus, Wake

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    Wake

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    Wake is a video piece documenting the installation of the same name created for a gallery space. Constructed from shipping containers, Wake investigates water and its use in our infrastructures, particularly oil extraction. In this multi-sensory immersive installation water is animated by wave disturbances created via sound played through submerged speakers. Recordings of industrial water usage gathered by the artists across Oklahoma are composed into an audio track which rises and falls based on a ten-year graph of the state’s seismic activity, aggravated in recent years by the rapid increase in hydraulic fracturing (fracking). The water’s movement is reflected onto the interior walls, rendering the soundscape in shadow and light.


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