By Way of Necessity
solo exhibition / site-specific sound and light installation
by Joshua Churchill

December 1, 2006 - January 27, 2007
Everyday from 10am - 10pm
(lighting elements best viewed after dusk)

KEYS THAT FIT, 2312 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA 94612

Opening: Friday, December 1, 2006, 5pm
in conjunction with Oakland Art Murmur First Fridays

Closing Reception:
Saturday, January 27, 2007, 6 - 10pm

w/ performances by Vis Viva and Ben Bracken
next door @ Mama Buzz Café @ 7pm
2318 Telegraph Ave, Oakland CA


By Way of Necessity is a new site-specific sound and light installation by Joshua Churchill at the window/store-front gallery KEYS THAT FIT in Oakland, CA. Churchill has boarded the windows of this once active lock and key shop as if it had just "closed for business" and has animated the space behind it with speakers, tactile transducers, and reactive lighting elements. The sounds emanating from the installation consist of some based on the history of the space, as well as waves of subsonic tones that vibrate the boards and glass. KEYS THAT FIT is located next door to Mama Buzz Café in one of Oakland's evolving arts districts and is viewable only from the sidewalk or street. As certain aspects emerge slowly over time, the installation is best experienced a few minutes (or more) at a time after dusk (so dress warmly)...

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