AT THE PARRISH: Campus and Clairaudience

“The Artist’s View” series of gallery talks

    Peter Campus will discuss his video art as part of the Parrish Art Museum’s “The Artist’s View” series of gallery talks, tomorrow at 6 p.m.
    The talk, in the American Views gallery, will focus on the theme of landscape in the museum’s collection. Mr. Campus’s piece “Passage at Bellport Harbor” is a pixilated view of coastal Long Island. A professor at New York University and a resident of East Patchogue, he is considered one of the more seminal and influential practitioners of the video medium.
    The talk is $10 and free for members, students, and children. Space is limited and reservations have been recommended.
    On Friday, March 22, at 6 p.m., the museum will present “Clairaudience,” a D.J. set sampling the sounds of the East End, such as farming, transportation, dialects, and weather. This happening, postponed due to the blizzard in February, is the closing event of the “Genius Loci” project of Hope Sandrow. The project was part of the museum’s Platform series, which invites artists to create works based upon a dialogue with the site.
    Carlos Lama and Ulf Skogsbergh are the creators of the sound collage that has periods of silence interspersed to reflect the “evolution and diversity of activities that have, over time, been associated with the Montauk Highway site of the new Parrish Art Museum,” the museum said.
    “According to Sandrow’s research, the Shinnecock people once inhabited the land, Thomas Sayre, a founder of Southampton, farmed the land, and it later functioned as a poultry farm, then a tree farm.” Each sample played will reflect the previous one to create an aural time line. “Viewers may choose to be seated or move about the theater, and are invited to contribute sounds to the composition as it is performed,” said the museum.
    The program is $10, free for members.