From November 28, 2012 – December 23, 2012, “The Nocturnal Wave” was exhibited at the Allegra LaViola Gallery in New York City.
“The Nocturnal Wave,” installation is an offshoot of The Wave. It is a multi-sensory experience that calls to mind a walk at night along the beach, enhanced by: (1) excerpts of music that was created by composers who were themselves inspired by the theme of water; (2) sounds of the sea and sea environment; and (3) flashes of light illuminating the way.
“The Nocturnal Wave” is comprised of pieces of polycarbonate film cut into wave-like shapes, strung onto multiple strands of parachute cord and hung throughout the darkened installation site at heights from 5′ – 12′ in intersecting configurations.
Visitors entering the darkened site step at random on individual buttons placed throughout the space that activate a specific piece of music relating to water (excerpts from Claude Debussy, Philip Glass and Eric Satie) or a sound (crashing waves, thunder, the call of a seagull, a fog horn) that is typically heard along the ocean’s shore. Each button also activates a light directed onto a specific area of “The Nocturnal Wave.” When multiple buttons are activated by many visitors at the same time, the space is filled with both a cacophony of music and sounds and multiple flashes of light reminiscent of lighthouse beacons or lightning. In addition, as visitors press against the strands of polycarbonate pieces on their way through the installation site, they also activate the wave-like noises that the polycarbonate material naturally makes when it is moving.