Alan Rath: STEREO [Pinspot #12]
Alan Rath's Stereo project originated from his unending interest in all forms of electronics-both audio and video-from his pre-teen years through his studies at MIT and his current artistic output. Rath has worked in various forms of new media: LEDs, audio woofer speakers, cathode ray tubes (CRTs), a new generation of robotics, and recently an amalgam of these different bodies of work. For Rath, the sound of a blaring electric guitar epitomized the analog sound of the 1970s and he is now paying homage to these electronic roots. The exhibition includes eight handmade stereos that feature the power amplifiers he designed and built. Though state-of-the-art, Rath's stereos are housed in a variety of sculptures, from vintage suitcases to gleaming aluminum towers to a Chinese wall shrine, which, taken together, use sound reproduction to span both history and culture.
STEREO features a forward by Ken Kantor.
36 pages, Softcover, 9 x 6 inches, 2002