Tuesday, October 15, 2013

All Those Vanished Engines



Cover for All Those Vanished Engines. The novel started out as an art project:

Sound artist Stephen Vitiello created All Those Vanished Engines especially for the MASS MoCA boiler house. This building is a relic from the industrial past of the site and was once used to heat the factory buildings that now make up the museum. Starting with the inherent resonance of the pipes and metal drums in the space, Vitiello built a layered sound installation that can be explored throughout the first two floors of the building.

The narrative (and title) for All Those Vanished Engines comes from a commissioned text by novelist Paul Park. (Read it here.)