Sometimes I make the shape of a hug with my arms and imagine you inside it

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Sometimes I make the shape of a hug with my arms and imagine you inside it

Tom Dugdale

On view at UAS Online

Sometimes I make the shape of a hug with my arms and imagine you inside it, on view at Hopkins Hall Gallery from September 16-24, is a cross-disciplinary, multimedia collision of theatrical situation, video, original songwriting, and installation by Tom Dugdale, Assistant Professor in the Department of Theatre, Film, and Media. One at time, visitors step into a private, immersive installation whose arrangement of scenery and objects suggests a surreal listening room. In the center of the room, an audio device loaded up with music invites the visitor to play any track they wish, to assemble their own soundtrack of love and loss, to unravel the mystery of this strange space.

In this online rendition of the project, the artist invites you to enter the musical world presented in the installation, allowing the visitor to delve more deeply into exploring the emotional landscape of the listening experience. What if your favorite band made your favorite album into an immersive environment? What stands to be gained in this translation, and what lost? And finally, the project wonders if you can sing yourself, or somebody else, back into the world.

Visit the links below to listen to all 31 songs included in the exhibition.

View the following document to read lyrics corresponding to each of the 31 songs.

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