September 13 - October 12, 2023
From ICOSA Collective:
“ICOSA Collective is proud to present Anthroposonic, a sound work by Michael Curtis Asbill Anthroposonic is at its core a field recording of fracking in progress, recorded in a residential neighborhood, Arlington, TX. Looped, stacked, waning, waxing, never ending. “I’m just at the mercy of which way the wind blows.” – Kim Fiel. ‘As fracking increases in the Barnett Shale, Arlington city leaders avoid scrutiny’, Haley Samsel and Amal Ahmed, Fort Worth Report, 12/26/2023. Michael Curtis Asbill (b. 1991, @fakespambot) is an artist and public media advocate working in North Texas. Asbill earned an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2017 after completing a BFA in photography at Texas State University. Grounded in photography and other popular media production strategies, Asbill has developed several ‘case studies’ examining(surveilling) socio-political forces operating at the margins of our perception. His work has been presented at Artspace 111, Fort Worth, TX; CO-OPt: Research + Projects, Lubbock, TX; Heaven Gallery, Chicago, IL; Gallery KIN, Chicago; Chicago Artist Coalition, Chicago; Cement Loop, Austin, TX; and his photographic work can be seen in the Photography and Media Collection at the Art Institute of Chicago. Asbill dedicates much of his labor to expanding access to the arts and media economy in North Texas, exemplified by his work with the University of North Texas, Fort Worth Public Art, and Fort Worth Public Library’s Amplify817 program.
The Soundscape Project consists of sound works played via an outdoor stereo system in the breezeway at the Canopy Complex (916 Springdale Road), from sundown to sunset each day. Each month ICOSA will feature a new sound artist, culled from local and national artist submissions. Each monthly featured artist’s work will be played on a loop and will be accessible to the public free of charge. The Soundscape Project provides sound artists a unique and specific platform for their work, dedicated to the act of listening. For more information and to apply please follow this LINK”
On View: September 14, 2023 | 12:30 am – 11:30 pm
916 Springdale Rd, Bldg 2, #10
Austin, 78702 Texas