ROCKWOOD is an altered pop-up camper turned sound sculpture by Zack Bent. Drawing on interests in unrealized monuments (Boullée’s Cenotaphe for Newton), transient body architecture (Coop Himmelblau’s Restless Sphere), and modern recreational tents and campers, the itinerant sculpture was crafted to house temporary musical performances and compositions in public spaces.
Its first viewing/performance was in Duvall, WA in conjunction with The Long Walk. During this installation musicians Eyvind Kang and Jessika Kenney performed in and around Rockwood near a quiet field by the Snoqualmie River. Following that it was seen at Occidental Park in Seattle accompanied with site-specific composition created by composer Nat Evans for Occidental Park that combined music and field recordings emanating from the structure with an overlay of live choral performance. Shortly after that, the work was viewed at NEPO house in conjunction with NEPO 5K in Seattle and featured a 40 minute musical soundwork by Roberto Carlos Lange (Helado Negro).