Arrangement for a Silent Orchestra is a painting and video project which explores the gradual dissolution of culture in contemporary society through the symbolic ruin of a personal and cultural icon, the violin. Using the violin as a metaphor, I intend to raise questions about the relationship between increasing technology and diminishing cultural heritage. I invite the audience to consider what makes the instrument precious in his or her own experience, and the impact of its loss.
This project is currently in-progress, and this blog serves as a venue for project updates. For a detailed description of the project along with my personal goals and objectives, please read the statement of plans on the project page of my website: http://www.juliecomnick.com/arrangement_for_a_silent_orchestra.html.