For our third edition of Showroom | Showcase, Grace Grothaus and Rena Detrixhe have collaborated on Wake, a multisensory installation. A shallow body of water encompasses the Showroom’s second-floor shipping container gallery. As viewers enter the space, the surface of the water comes alive.
The water is animated by wave disturbances created via recorded audio played through submerged speakers. Recordings of industrial water usage were gathered by the artists across Oklahoma and composed into a five-minute track. The water’s movement is reflected onto the interior walls, rendering the soundscape in shadow and light throughout the space.
Wake is an immersive experience about water and its presence in our lives, in Oklahoma and on the planet.
Learn more about Showroom | Showcase here. The Showroom is located on NW 11th and Broadway.