Lucas Abela is a sound installation artist and instrument builder who creates participatory encounters for musical play. His practice evolved from within the international noise music underground where he is best known for turning discarded sheets of glass into crude musical instruments in an infamous performance that has travelled over 45 countries. After 20 plus years of his performance career, his ideas have morphed into sound installation, building participatory instruments devised to switch roles between audience & performer in line with his philosophy that experimental music is more rewarding to play than to watch.
Clocktower presents the second annual group exhibition Anxious Spaces: Installation as Catalyst, featuring a selection of artists whose work incorporates dynamic and time-based elements, ranging from robotic interactivity to performance events to social intervention. Knockdown Center's cathedral-like complex, with its breathtaking expanse, mysterious sub-chambers, surprise annexes, and hidden pockets is a dream environment for site-specific and installation art. Taken together, the architecture and the artworks transform the space into a surreal bazaar of curiosities for the adventurous. Anxious Spaces exhibits and installations by Will Ryman, Molly Lowe, Tim Bruniges, Aurora Halal, Lucas Abela, Prince Rama, Audra Wolowiec, and Ben Mortimer are on view at Knockdown Center through July 26, 2015 Saturdays and Sundays, from 2 to 6pm. Or by appointment. More on the installations:more