Visby is a site specific installation by Denver based artist Nathan Hall on view at Understudy from August 3rd, 2018 – August 29, 2018. Opening reception August 2nd from 6:00pm – 9:00pm. Open exhibition hours are Mon/Weds/Fri from 11:00am – 6:00pm and Saturdays 11:00am – 4:00pm.
Visby is a multimedia installation by composer and artist Nathan Hall with help from local creatives Incite Colorado. It features a giant motorized wind-chime sculpture, original harpsichord sound installation, and video landscapes. Its name and inspiration comes from a small Swedish island that the composer visited, whose main town is still surrounded by a Medieval stone wall that protects it from the constant winds and shelters it from the world around. Hall’s installation conjures some of the spirit of the island: a harpsichord in the Visby cathedral, a sudden storm, and the rugged rocky coasts of centuries past.
Nathan Hall’s works have been called “fearless” in their multifaceted expressions of the composer’s personal and musical identity. Nathan uses music as an artistic medium to explore a variety of fields including science, nature, the fine arts, history, and sexuality. Many of Nathan’s works are based on his travels, mapping out a geography of his experiences while taking the listener on their own personal journey. Other works are inspired by the composer’s sexuality and experiences as a gay man, creating a special intimacy between performer, place, and audience. Nathan is a former Fulbright Fellow to Iceland, and holds his Doctorate in Musical Arts from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Nathan’s music has won numerous awards, and he has been the recipient of several residencies such as Denver Art Museum’s first Creative in Residence, and Boulder Public Library Maker in Residence.
Understudy is located at the Colorado Convention Center / Theatre District light rail stop near 14th and Stout. Look for the B-Cycle station next to the light rail tracks or Shantell Martin’s art bench.