Daniel Bozhkov: The singers at the Springs

A dozen Austin choirs gathered at Barton Springs as part of the upcoming Arthouse exhibition "Daniel Bozhkov: Recent Works"

As part of his upcoming exhibition at Arthouse, Bulgarian-born artist Daniel Bozhkov conceived of a site-specific performance that would bring together a diverse collection of local singers at the heart of the city, Barton Springs. The piece, to be called Cantata for Twelve Choirs and Several Salamanders, would involve each of the participating ensembles performing the spiritual "Wade in the Water" in the area known as Sunken Gardens, an area of the pool no longer used for swimming by humans but still a favorite recreational spot for the Barton Springs salamander. On Saturday, Aug. 26, the choirs assembled to sing and be filmed by Bozhkov and collaborator Cauleen Smith, and Chronicle photographer Bret Brookshire captured his own images of the event. The film will be shown as part of the exhibition "Daniel Bozhkov: Recent Works" Sept. 9-Oct. 22 at Arthouse. This exhibition will then travel to the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center and the University of North Texas, Denton in 2007. For more information, visit www.arthousetexas.org.

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