Volume: Ogawa

A sound art performance by Ron Hutt

Volume, more about the show’s title, seek  reflects the many definitions of the word: a book, more about amount of space an object occupies and a measure of the intensity of sound. The subtitle, Ogawa, is a reference to the street location of Oakland’s Pro Arts. To date, Volume has been performed in diverse spaces and is customized to reflect each unique venue. During the event, Ron Hutt will be live mixing and coding sound files, video-projected images, text and animation. The resulting installation is an interchange between the artist, audience and exhibition space resulting in an unpredictable and dynamic mix of sonic, visual and digital experiences.

As an artist, therapist and educator, Ron Hutt engages concepts of causality (past), synchronicity (present), teleology (future) thru the triadic themes of Folly-Fate-Freedom. Hutt, founder of Digimorphism, is an internationally active artist whose corporal and digital projects are combined with mediated reality — a highly innovative leveraging of the unique attributes of traditional and emerging technology.

Recent installations and exhibition catalogues include: Provisional Haven (Refusalon, San Francisco), Axis Mundi / Open Portals (Saint Mary’s College Museum of Art), Arcadian Offerings (ArtSeen, Sonoma), Glass Skin (San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers), Axis Mundi (Terrain, Chicago) and Volume: Walcot (Fringe Art Fair, Bath, UK) and Volume: Tachbrook (Rufus Stone Performance Space, London: UK). Hutt holds graduate degrees in Arts Therapy (University of Louisville) and Art and Technology (Art Institute of Chicago). Hutt is Professor of Digital Art and Design at the University of Rhode Island and retains studios in the San Francisco Bay Area and Providence, Rhode Island. http://www.ronhutt.info/

Volume is an ongoing public project organized by Provisional Art Spaces — an international association of curators and artists who create opportunities for spatial transference through artistic affiliations, environmental action and strategic productions.


Image credit: Ron Hutt, Volume: Walcot, 2016. Fringe Arts, Bath, UK