Grace Grothaus and Rena Detrixhe
Jan. 12 - March 31, 2018 | Showroom
For our third edition of Showroom | Showcase, Grace Grothaus and Rena Detrixhe collaborated on Wake, a multisensory installation. A shallow body of water encompassed the Showroom’s second-floor shipping container gallery. As viewers entered the space, the surface of the water came alive.
The water was 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 reflected onto the interior walls, rendering the soundscape in shadow and light throughout the space.
Wake was an immersive experience about water and its presence in our lives, in Oklahoma and on the planet.