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The Sound of Art


Music, like art, stirs something in our souls; it can conjure memories of a time almost forgotten, visions of the future, emotions, and just a general sense of being and person. At times soundscapes can even help us dream in color — and visualize our aspirations, thoughts and recollections that way as well. This evening's one-night-only art installation, Opening Coccyx, attempts to re-create this personal kaleidoscope. During the live exhibit, sometime St. Louis residents and 24/7 far-out artists Evelina Domnitch and Dmitry Gelfand are combining two liquids and generating a chemical reaction that produces light, or chemiluminescence. So throughout the installation space at Washington University's Tietjens Hall (6500 Forsyth Boulevard), all that will be illuminated is the chemical reaction — and all that you'll hear is an ambient sound composition by the charming, talented Richard Chartier. All three artists' works have been presented all over the world, from Paris to New York, Tokyo to St. Petersburg, and tonight at 7:30 p.m. you'll have the unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see (and hear) Opening Coccyx for yourself. The performance costs $6 to $12; for more information about Gelfand and Domnitch, visit
Fri., May 19

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