October 16, 2013
Rockstar Opens at the Peabody Essex Museum October 19, 2013
Written by Emily Carr
Upcoming exhibition and performance: Rockstar will be exhibited and Scratch Theremin – EPIC Tom will be performed in “Beyond Human: Artist – Animal Collaborations”, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass., Oct. 19, 2013.
The exhibition runs for 1 year and includes Rockstar, a video created by Andreyev and her dog Tom. Some canine experts speculate that the pleasure the dog experiences from traveling in a car with his head out the window is like a psychedelic experience –a fantastic rushing scent landscape. In Rockstar, Tom is portrayed close up as he travels in this way. The visual effects and soundscape are a speculation, using audio-visual modes, on his canine subjective and emotional experience. The soundtrack is entirely constructed from studio recordings of Tom’s voice and from car engine recordings, and use rhythm and harmonic modes associated with rock music and car travel.