(AKA GEN KEN MONTGOMERY)
To celebrate the transformation of the ephemera to official permanance
the Ministry of Lamination conducts Lamination Rituals around the world
and at its headquarters in New York City.
Lamination Ritual is a people-participatory activity and sonic listening
experience which stimulates the mind and body in-the-moment, while producing
an original, tangible, transformed personal object which will last...
The laminator is set up with all the supplies needed. Appropriate forms
or materials are provided specific to each unique event. Contact microphones
attached to the laminator amplify the sound of lamination which can be
heard through loudspeakers or headphones. The public is invited to engage
their imagination to embellish, objectify and officialize their lamination
by adding personal elements and then permanently sealing them. Enhanced
by The Sound of Lamination, the process becomes ritualistic and the artist/laminator
takes away a documentation/souvenir of this heightened moment. The Sound
of Lamination creates a neurological memory associating the ritual with
the "officialized" document/souvenir.
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HOW TO LOCATE
The Ministry of Lamination is located in Chelsea. Appointments for Lamination
Rituals can be made by calling The Ministry of Lamination at 212 242-9447.
Allow 5 - 15 minutes for each Lamination Ritual.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
on Composer Contact go to: http://www.harvestworks.org/ccs/index2.html
select "special request"
select "list by composer"
select "Ken Montgomery"
on Visual Contact go to: http://www.harvestworks.org/creativec/index3.html
select "show all"
select "list by artist"
select "Ken Montgomery"
In the process of defining my work I have been involved in creating projects
and events which bring together various people to produce sounds and to
focus on the experience of listening and being. Ive become increasingly
appreciative of the enduring impression of experiences that arise out
of personal transitory moments. Sound is a great form of transportation.
I like to create situations which encourage listening and haphazardness,
while contemplating that haphazardness doesnt exist. Recently I
have been enhancing the pre-existing sounds of objects whose primary function
is seemingly unrelated to the sounds they produce. In a social context
I hope to shift perception, open windows to new experiences, provoke never-heard-before
dialogs and have fun. My attempts to confront limitations have helped
me to utilize them. In pursuit of a spontaneous creative thought I strive
to overcome the fear of
producing something stupid or boring.
gen ken montgomery