Mixed media installation: Electric guitar, 3 Marshall guitar amps and speakers, guitar patch cord, plywood, concert lighting truss and towers, multiple concert lights, pulley, modified electric winch, electronics
Scotiabank Nuit Blanche
Metropolitan United Church, Toronto ON
October 1, 2011
Curated by Helena Reckitt
Electronics technician: Kieran Kelly & Wes Johnston
Young Prayer is an electronic based kinetic sculpture that functions as a guitar smashing and feedback machine. As an installation Young Prayer strives to reflect on the sprigging of rock culture from religious practices. Young Prayer also aims to reveal the cliché and predictable nature the action of guitar smashing has assumed over its relatively brief history as well as commemorate its lineage and celebrate its unique auditory effects.