545 West 22nd Street
New York, NY 10011
June 16 – October 24, 2015
As anyone who has visited the Church Street Dream House installation in Manhattan can attest, experiencing one of La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela’s sound and light environments is unlike anything else. The pervasive wash of magenta-tinted light and the densely textured sustained sound composition seems to fill every available measure of space, and has continuously been doing so in this location since the fall of 1993. Before the longest running of all the Young and Zazeela’s Dream House installations, they had produced different iterations on this theme at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Moderna Museet, Documenta 5, and the Guggenheim – just to name a few.
This year marks the 40th anniversary of one of the Dia Art Foundation's earliest efforts after its establishment in 1974: the Dream Festival. To commemorate this event, the organization is hosting a newly acquired site specific version of La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela’s Dream House at their Chelsea location. Entitled Dia 15 VI 13 545 West 22 Street Dream House and created in collaboration with Jung Hee Choi, it includes Young’s sine-wave sound environment, Zazeela’s sculptures and light design, and Choi’s Ahata Anahata, Manifest Unmanifest IX. There is an extensive calendar of events and performances throughout the installation’s run, with the first happening on June 13th and many others running into the fall.