The year of Elemental

During the 2017 calendar year, Sandy Dyas and LeAnn Erickson will be pushing the collaborative mission of Homegrown Stories by seeking out international artists to complete stand-alone sound art pieces that will be paired with their independently created video pieces.

Using the umbrella theme of Elemental, the collaborators will use a focused prompt as creative inspiration.  The goal of Elemental is to push the creative exploration of place and space through the development of a global collaborative effort.

The first Elemental collaboration was with the sound artist Lloyd Dunn.

Elemental: Air

Using the title Elemental: Air as a creative prompt, Lloyd Dunn (Prague sound artist and co-founder of the Tape Beatles) completed a soundtrack independent of my completion of a video track. Combining the two resulted in lovely and haunting moments of serendipity.

-LeAnn Erickson

Elemental: Air

Elemental: AIR is a collaborative work using an ominous sound track created by Lloyd Dunn, an artist and friend living in Prague. The footage was shot on the farm I grew up on in Eastern Iowa. This experimental, dark video was highly influenced by Dunn’s eerie sound track as well as my post-election mood.

-Sandra Louise Dyas