L 16" x W 6" x H 68"
Hollow is a mechanism that moves a harmonica slowly back and forth across a CPR
mouth, with the blower activated it produces a droning resonant sound. When
the cycle ends, the mechanism moves the instrument away from the mouth.
With Hollow, I wanted to capture the sound and feeling of having an asthma
The sound within the body during an attack can be deafening, from the wheeze in
the chest to the high-pitched ringing in the ears. With this internal noise is
also an overwhelming sense of aloneness, as the battle to breath is your own
and one which no one can help you with. When the attack passes and the internal
cacophony dies down, a sense of calm and wellbeing comes over you, as you
realize that you have escaped death one more time. With this piece, I wanted
to simultaneously convey this sense of loneliness and relief
Joseph Kohnke was born in the Central Bay Area, California in 1973 and now
works and lives in Chicago, Illinois. He received his BFA with an emphasis in
sculpture from San Jose State University in California and his MFA with an
emphasis in art and technology from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago
in Illinois. He currently lives and works in Los Angeles.
1131 Palm Terrace
Pasadena CA, 91104
Artwork is for sale for $1800.00. Please contact artist.