BOUNDARYMIND is an evening-length electroacoustic sound piece and aggregating installation that explores and transgresses the geographical, cultural, psychological, and musical boundaries that impact how we share our past, present, and future selves with others. Developed collaboratively over the course of five years by Linda Jankowska and Katherine Young, the project will showcase their co-composition and installation, as well as video art by Kera Mackenzie and a performative sculpture by Molly Roth Scranton. Boundarymind’s production partners are Experimental Sound Studio Chicago and 6018 North.
The work will premiere on June 5th 2020 at 6018 North, with a second performance on June 12th. Throughout the performance space Katherine and Linda will install objects and materials—ceramic pots, plastic toys, wooden spoons, pinestraw, sugar packets, and other things—chosen for their personal significance and power to evoke memories of places from their childhoods. For Katherine, it is her early childhood home in Mississippi. For Linda, the space is a cottage in rural Poland where she spent her formative years. On a series of visits in 2015, we gathered objects and sound recordings from these places.
The public will also be invited to contribute objects and sounds to this project. Public recording events will take place at 6018 North, as well as at two other galleries geographically spread around Chicago. Katherine and Linda will incorporate the recordings they make of the objects people share into a second version of the installation, which they will present at Experimental Sound Studio’s Audible Gallery in September 2020.
Boundarymind is supported by