Edmonton is invited to meet Resonant Progression, the newest addition to our Public Art Collection. The interactive sculptural installation by Edmonton artist Royden Mills is now installed in Terwillegar Park’s off-leash area. The artwork was commissioned for the Terwillegar Footbridge via the City of Edmonton’s Percent for Art policy.
Resonant Progression consists of three sculptures placed in conceptually linked sites along the Terwillegar Park path. The sculptural components are intended to link the viewer now with a sense of the passage of time and the ambient sounds of nature, while offering an invitation to slow down and simply listen to the pace of nature around them.
Sounds, such as music and conversation, made at Potential, the first sculpture, are collected and amplified through a trumpet-shaped device at the second sculpture, Resonant Point. This piece is the largest of the trio and, in addition to the “ear trumpet,” offers a second means of enjoying sound. Visitors can stand and enjoy their vocal reverberations beneath an acoustic dome. Beyond Listening – the final sculpture – is a location where park users can contemplate the sounds of nature and history.
Edmontonians are invited to explore Resonant Progression, and meet the artist, from 2:00-4:30 at the Terwillegar Park Public Art Picnic on September 17, 2017.
Musicians Ben Sures and Chris Brzezicki will explore the sculptures’ acoustics; the first 100 human visitors can enjoy a veggie dog or hot dog and pop from Fat Franks; their canine friends can sample liver treats from Care-It Urban Deli. The event is free.
THIS EVENT TAKES PLACE RAIN OR SHINE