Radcliffe Bailey

    Exhibition: Chronos Cosmos: Deep Time, Open Space

    Vessel III, 2018

    Steel, conch shell, stereo

    150 x 104 x 104 inches

    This sonic sculpture extends Bailey’s afro-futurist explorations. The hulky structure simultaneously evokes a space capsule and a bunker, yet upon entrance offers a spiritual experience. Visitors attention is drawn upwards by sound. An open view of the sky frames a conch shell hovering overhead, emanating an expressive murmur. Blending temporalities, represented with sounds of railroads, ocean, crackling fire, and dogs, the soundtrack was made in collaboration with Okorie Johnson and recorded on a full moon. Vessel III suggests a fluid ordering of spacetime where past, present, and future mingle in memories and anticipation of lived experience. Bailey spoke about his work for our Exhibition Audio Guide. Listen by clicking below or by calling 646-217-4440 ext. 8# [audio mp3="https://socratessculpturepark.org/wp-content/uploads/artwork/vessel-iii/Radcliffe-Bailey.mp3"][/audio]   Artwork images by Scott Lynch.  
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