Eros Thanatos

Eros Thanatos is an installation by artist Erika Harrsch, with my sound design for which we traveled to Michuacan, Mexico to capture the sights and sounds of the monarch butterfly migration.We spent 3 days in the most beucolic setting capturing audio, video and still photography of the butterflys. We then used this amazing material, along with Erika’s concept for the piece, to make a multi-layered installation at Diverse Works Gallery in Houston Texas. The piece has since traveled to Galeria Leme in Sao Poalo Brazil, The 5th Seoul International Media Art Biennale, a solo exhibition at the Musée de la Photographie a Charleroi, Belgium and work inspired by it has traveled all over Europe with the multi-disciplinary classical performance group Vision into Art.


Erika's demure room within a room version of the installation at Galeria Leme in Sao Paulo, Brazil
Early model image of the installation. The perimeter mics and multilevel speakers were abandoned due to money and time constraints