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Structure Study IV
Flutists with dry-erase markers, musical sheets composed of dead nocturnal insects that were attracted to lights. flutists: Hsiang-Lin Wang, Russell S Johnson
2015
light trap
wood, clamp lights, battery and glue on music sheets
2015

Structure Study IV
2015
Flutists with dry-erase markers, musical sheets composed of dead nocturnal insects that were attracted to lights. flutists: Hsiang-Lin Wang, Russell S Johnson

Structure Study IV is a musical performance where two flutists translate, practice, and perform a musical piece composed of dead nocturnal flying insects from both Hsin Chu and New York. I captured these insects by first applying adhesives to blank musical sheets, then using artificial lights at night to attract flying insects that are attracted to lights to be randomly stuck onto the sheets. This piece examines the invention of artificial light and its impact on nature, as well as the acceleration of modernity and the inevitable violence that comes with technological advancements.