LUKE MARTIN, practices in the imaginary: reading
Fog x Beach, Jamaica Pond
Saturday, September 15, 2018

Rendering of Fog X Beach courtesy Fujiko Nakaya | Processart Inc.

Non-Event and the Emerald Necklace Conservancy present

Luke Martin
practices in the imaginary: reading
a piece for two people, performing slowly, quietly within Fujiko Nakaya’s Fog x Beach sculpture

performers: Luke Martin and Aaron Foster Breilyn

Fog x Beach
Jamaica Pond
Boston [MAP]
7:30am - 7:30pm / rain or shine

The fog sculpture activates every half hour from 8am to 7pm

LUKE MARTIN is an experimental composer, performer, and poet currently living in Boston, MA. His work focuses on the concepts of silence, blandness, and social sculpture and is primarily interested in exploring limits of perception and methods of re-evaluating (and altering) processes of everyday life, i.e., ways of being in the world.

Some (current) artistic concerns include: composition as engagement in process(es); composition as perception / attention; being in the world; consideration of performance / composition from a point of silence or doing nothing; critiquing the self-desire to do something (more); listening; field recording; composition as fundamentally social; sound as always happening; sound as incidental / by-product of (other) processes; how we engage in pre-determined or taken-for-granted processes constantly; also, constant creation of (new) processes or compositions by everyone/thing everywhere; layering of communal activity located on the edges or outside of perception; meeting / communicating / seeing / listening / being in a fog; silence as fog; silence as being in the world; position of relationality between subject and object; being bored or engaging with boredom as being in the world / being creative; potential.

FOG x FLO is FUJIKO NAKAYA’s first extended citywide exhibition of multiple “fog sculptures,” marking her five decade career with works at five sites along the Emerald Necklace park system. Created in response to the landmarked waterways and landscapes designed by Frederick Law Olmsted (FLO), Nakaya’s “climate responsive” shape-shifting, pure water forms invite visitors to immerse themselves in the art, experience nature anew, and appreciate the vital role of the Emerald Necklace in Boston’s history, present, and future.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Emerald Necklace Conservancy generously provided by Barbara and Amos Hostetter and the Eugene M. Lang Foundation. Additional support is provided by the Boston Foundation, as well as by a grant from the Boston Cultural Council, a local agency which is funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.