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SPANISH STILL LIFE (OR A LARGE LIST OF MERGED ANIMALS) Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, Illinois, 2008 Eight channel audio, two channel video projection, chromed steel mirrors in the exact dimensions of two Juan Sanchez Cotan still life paintings, and three inkjet prints. Prints made in collaboration with Veronica Corzo Duchardt.

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Mark Booth and projection.
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Noe Cuellar's marimba.
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Peter Rosenbloom (cello).
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Peter Rosenbloom (cello).
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Patrick Durgin (voice) and Kristin Hayter (voice).
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Noe Cuellar playing harmonium and melodica..
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Noe Cuellar's instruments.
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Noe Cuellar, Daniel Borzutzky, Mark Booth, Karen Christopher, CJ Mitchell, and Ian Hatcher.
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Noe Cuellar, Daniel Borzutzky, Mark Booth, Karen Christopher, CJ Mitchell, and Ian Hatcher.
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Noe Cuellar, Daniel Borzutzky, and Mark Booth.
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Noe Cuellar
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Noe Cuellar's harmonium, ,melodica, and marimba and Ian Hatcher's xylophone and melodica.
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Noe Cuellar's harmonium and Melodica.
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Score, mixer and laptop with Ableton Live.
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Mark Booth.
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Mark Booth reading text.
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Mark Booth (voice).
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Noe Cuellar (harmonium), Daniel Borzutzky (voice), Mark Booth (voice and laptop), Karen Christopher (voice), CJ Mitchell (voice), Kristin Hayter (voice), and Ian Hatcher (xylophone). Adrian Moens (ukelele, laptop, melodica, voice) and Peter Rosenbloom (cello) out of frame.
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Kristin Hayter, Noe Cuellar, Daniel Borzutzky, and Mark Booth.
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Kristin Hayter and Peter Rosenbloom.
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Kristin Hayter.
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Ian Hatcher and Kristin Hayter.
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Kristin Hayter before projection.
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Kristin Hayter before projection.
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Kristin Hayter and audience before projection.
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Peter Rosenbloom and Karen Christopher.
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Mark Booth and Karen Christopher.
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Karen Christopher speaking text.
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Karen Christopher speaking text.
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Ian Hatcher in foreground. Kristin Hayter and Peter Rosenbloom in the background.
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Ian Hatcher on melodica.
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Noe Cuellar playing marimba.
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Noe Cuellar's sound station.
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Ian Hatcher's sound station.
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Ian Hatcher playing melodica.
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Ian Hatcher playing xylophone.
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Adrian Moens and Laura Goldstein reading text.
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Change of vocalists mid-performance.
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Performance and installation panorama. Mirror imaged video projection, with performers.
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Daniel Borzutzky, Mark Booth, Karen Christopher, and CJ Mitchell reading text.
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Daniel Borzutzky and Mark Booth. Live mixing of sound samples.
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Daniel Borzutzky reading text.
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Adrian Moens before video projection.
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Video projection.
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Karen Christopher and CJ Mitchell reading text.
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CJ Mitchell reading text.
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Performance station with laptop, vocal microphone, and mixer.
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Adrian Moens and audience member before video projection.
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Adrian Moens' sound gear; ukelele, melodica, and laptop.
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Adrian Moens with laptop before video projection.
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Adrian Moens with melodica before video projection.
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Adrian Moens with melodica before video projection.
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Adrian Moens playing before video projection.
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Live performance of Spanish Still Life (part 5) within the video and sound installation at Hyde Park Art Center. Noe Cuellar and Ian Hatcher in the foreground. Laura Goldstein, Mark Booth, Patrick Durgin, Kristin Hayter, and Adrian Moens in the background. Chrome mirror in the exact specifications of Juan Sanchez Cotan's Still Life with Wildfowl between loudspeakers.
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One of two video projection of Juan Sanchez Cotan paintings superimposed.
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SPANISH STILL LIFE (OR A LONG LIST OF MERGED ANIMALS)
2008
Eight channel audio, two channel video projection, two chromed steel mirrors, and three prints..

Exhibition at Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL.

Spanish Still Life is a multi-channel sound art installation with accompanying visual images based on a text of possible and impossible objects and situations comprising an imagined space between two nearly identical seventeenth century still life paintings.

The installation is composed of a 100 minute poly-vocal eight-channel audio art composition, a series of calendar panels renaming the days of the year, two chromed pieces of steel cut to the exact measurement of the two original still life paintings, and two large projections of Juan Sánchez Cotán’s “Still Life with Quince, Cabbage, Melon, Cucumber” and “Still Life with Wildfowl” projected on opposing walls of the gallery. One sub section of the Still Life audio text is entitled “365 days renamed.” The section is a renaming of the names of the days of the year for one year. The seven weekday names are replaced with 365+ new names.

Credits
VOCALS: Mark Booth, Karen Christopher, Noe Cuellar, Patrick Durgin, Laura Goldstein, Matthew Goulish, Ian Hatcher, Kristin Hayter, CJ Mitchell, Terri Kapsalis, Jared Larson, Lou Mallozzi, Adrian Moens, Kathleen Odell, and Wayland Rogers
DESIGN: Veronica Corzo-Duchardt
METAL: Dan Mackessy
VIDEO: Jared Larson
AUDIO ENGINEERING: Mark Booth, Lou Mallozzi
TEXT: Mark Booth

IMAGES in video and prints (used with permission):
Juan Sánchez Cotán, Spanish, 1561-1627, Still Life with Game Fowl, 1600/1603, Oil on canvas, 26 11/16 x 34 15/16 in. (67.8 x 88.7 cm), Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Leigh B. Block, 1955.1203, The Art Institute of Chicago. Photography © The Art Institute of Chicago.

Juan Sánchez Cotán, Spanish, 1560–1627, Quince, Cabbage, Melon and Cucumber, Oil on canvas, ca. 1602, 27 1/8 in. x 33 1/4 in. (68.9 cm x 84.46 cm)
San Diego Museum of Art (Gift of Anne R. and Amy Putnam).
Photography © The San Diego Museum of Art.


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The two videos are mirrored projections on opposing walls of two superimposed Cotan paintings dissolving from one image to the next.
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DESIGN: Veronica Corzo-Duchardt and Mark Booth
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DESIGN: Veronica Corzo-Duchardt and Mark Booth
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DESIGN: Veronica Corzo-Duchardt and Mark Booth