A Raising is an 11-channel audio installation juxtaposing the idiosyncratic lives and work of Mark DeJong and Chris Larson whose work was paired alongside one another at the Contemporary Arts Center of Cincinnati in the spring of 2018. By employing the architecture of their personal pasts, A Raising seeks to magnify the unique moments connecting their lives. From Larson’s Minnesotan ancestors building their prairie homestead to DeJong’s Dutch family immigrating to Cincinnati, A Raising spans over 160 years. Historical scenes are collected and complied and layered atop of one another, condensing time into one singular moment.

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A Raising Installation Map Back, Mixed Media Installation including Audio, Speakers, Vinyl, Printed Map

Dimensions Variable, Duration: 10 Minute loop

2018

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A Raising Installation Map Front, Mixed Media Installation including Audio, Speakers, Vinyl, Printed Map

Dimensions Variable, Duration: 10 Minute loop

2018

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A Raising, Installation View

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A Raising, Installation View

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A Raising, Installation View

00:00 / 04:32

For accuracy, please wear headphones

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00:00 / 03:28
00:00 / 03:09
00:00 / 06:21
00:00 / 04:28
00:00 / 03:30
00:00 / 02:18
00:00 / 03:21
00:00 / 10:42
00:00 / 03:59
00:00 / 05:42

A Raising, Mixed Media Installation including Audio, Speakers, Vinyl, Printed Map

Dimensions Variable, Duration: 10 Minute loop

2018