Megan Roberts & Raymond Ghirardo receive NYSCA grant


Contributed by Raymond Ghirardo

 Megan Roberts (MASS) and Raymond Ghirardo (Art)  were recent recipients of a Finishing Funds grant from The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes and The New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), toward the completion of their sound/video installation “Submerged”. 

“Submerged” focuses on the intersection of light and water, color, image and flow. This work is a large-scale installation composed from a variety of environmental visual, sound and media elements.  The overall structure incorporates computer video projection on pools of water, reflected and refracted, with the physical manipulation of water and image using sound waves and audio transduction. These shallow, black “ponds” are made of EPDM liner, surrounded by black bark mulch and accessed by simple wooden boardwalks, made from recycled lumber.