Structure Studies > Structure Study III

Structure Study III is a musical performance where a xylophone player translates, practices, and performs a musical piece composed entirely from dead nocturnal flying insects. I captured these insects by first applying adhesives to blank musical sheets, then using artificial lights at night to attract flying insects that are positively photoactive to be randomly stuck onto the scores.

translated score used in structure study III
nocturnal insects and adhesive on paper inside plastic sheet protectors, dry erase marker and fixative on sheet protectors.
8.27in × 11.69in
2014
translated score used in structure study III
nocturnal insects and adhesive on paper inside plastic sheet protectors, dry erase marker and fixative on sheet protectors.
8.27in × 11.69in
2014
translated score used in structure study III
nocturnal insects and adhesive on paper inside plastic sheet protectors, dry erase marker and fixative on sheet protectors.
8.27in × 11.69in
2014
translated score used in structure study III
nocturnal insects and adhesive on paper inside plastic sheet protectors, dry erase marker and fixative on sheet protectors.
8.27in × 11.69in
2014
translated score used in structure study III
nocturnal insects and adhesive on paper inside plastic sheet protectors, dry erase marker and fixative on sheet protectors.
8.27in × 11.69in
2014
translated score used in structure study III
burnt marks on paper inside plastic sheet protectors, dry erase marker and fixative on sheet protectors.
8.27in × 11.69in
2014
translated score used in structure study III
nocturnal insects and adhesive on paper inside plastic sheet protectors, dry erase marker and fixative on sheet protectors.
8.27in × 11.69in
2014
translated score used in structure study III
nocturnal insects and adhesive on paper inside plastic sheet protectors, dry erase marker and fixative on sheet protectors.
8.27in × 11.69in
2014
translated score used in structure study III
burnt marks on paper inside plastic sheet protectors, dry erase marker and fixative on sheet protectors.
8.27in × 11.69in
2014
translated score used in structure study III
burnt marks on paper inside plastic sheet protectors, dry erase marker and fixative on sheet protectors.
8.27in × 11.69in
2014
translated score used in structure study III
burnt marks on paper inside plastic sheet protectors, dry erase marker and fixative on sheet protectors.
8.27in × 11.69in
2014
translated score used in structure study III
nocturnal insects and adhesive on paper inside plastic sheet protectors, dry erase marker and fixative on sheet protectors.
8.27in × 11.69in
2014
translated score used in structure study III
burnt marks on paper inside plastic sheet protectors, dry erase marker and fixative on sheet protectors.
8.27in × 11.69in
2014
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