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30 Days of Philly Arts: Blake Carrington at Philadelphia Photo Arts Center - Day 15

Since 2009 The Philadelphia Photo Arts Center (PPAC) has provided a hub for the Philadelphia photographic community.
This nonprofit located in the Crane Building helps photographers of all skill levels in creating contemporary photography through education and access to expensive digital equipment, as well as offering gallery exhibits and lectures. For the third year the Center also encourages all of Philadelphia to document a day in the life of the city, Philly Photo Day, by submitting a photograph taken on a camera or smart phone during one 24-hour period, this year on October 18th. This year PPAC is supplying digital cameras and photographers at a number of community centers. The photographs will become part of a giant exhibition at the center and for the first time this year, PPAC also use residents' photos to create 20 photographic murals with the City's Mural Arts program and 40 billboards that go up in December. PPAC is doing this public art with help from the Knight Foundation Arts Challenge. The new exhibition that just opened in the PPAC gallery, called Shaping a Signal, features the work of internationally exhibiting, New York based photo artist Blake Carrington. He's showing a selections from two projects, one of them developed with the Urban Archives at Temple University. Carrington converts sound into a visual form . He uses specialized computer software to experiment with sound waves in a closed environment and then draws based on the acoustics and air flow of the system. Collaborator Lauren Pakradooni, also known as Pak, is a visual and interdisciplinary artist who also creates cassette loop tapes and manipulates them with other recordings, often in performance. Blake Carrington will conduct an audio-visual performance, along with Pak, on Saturday October 12th that will show the process by which he creates his work. Video of Blake Carrington's Apple Blossom Tme at the James A. Farley Post Office in New York in December 2012

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