Aferro Publication No. 41, Elevator Music 10
Elevator Music 10: Neon Doves No Divas, Curated by Juno Zago
Elevator Music is a continuous rotation of experimental sound art curated for the permanent Elevator Music installation on the second floor of Gallery Aferro. The installation is comprised of a very early Otis Elevator (single digit) from the early 1900s excavated from the basement of Gallery Aferro’s facilities at 73 Market Street. The Elevator was cleaned up, refurbished and equipped with a motion sensor-activated media player. Guests enter the elevator and the audio-works are activated, analogous to the ways we may enter a functioning elevator ready to deliver us to our desired (or undesired) destination. Elevator Music is a space where audio works can become accessible within a visual arts gallery experience.
When asked about their Elevator Music installation, Neon Doves No Divas had the following to say:
We make art blah blah blah.
We’re uninterested in formulas and playing by the rules
We’re not cool kids trying to make cool stuff that they think is cool, because it’s exhausting and unsustainable to continue to perform the self.
Image credit: Neon Doves No Divas