Andy Slater’s rich and evocative works combine distorted field recordings, alternative texts, and the singular rhythms and sonic colors of vintage accessible technologies. In a program designed especially for the Gene Siskel Film Center’s acoustic capabilities, Slater will present a selection of recent sound-based works inspired by research into Crypto Acoustic Auditory Non-Hallucination, a midcentury scientific theory about blindness and transdimensional hearing. Casting audiences into deep sonic drifts and waves of echoing repetitions, Slater’s compositions create the perception of ever morphing space, continually shifting between the sensual and psychic. Each work will be accompanied by a poetic set of alt texts, expansively building on ideas of access and accessibility. The presentation will be followed by a conversation between Slater and the artist Deborah Stratman.
This event will have ASL, real-time captions (CART), and alt texts.