Warhol Foundation Brings "I Like the Sound of That" Exhibition to Artspace

Friday, April 22, 2016

Warhol Foundation Brings "I Like the Sound of That" Exhibition to Artspace

Whether intentional or not, sound is a constant component of a visual artist's studio practice. Recorded music, news, talk radio, books on tape, movies, phones, power tools, printers, pets, neighbors, passersby, the urban and natural world are just some of the things artists listen to while they work. Some artists are specific and deliberate about what they listen to, while others are more random; in either case, sound has an effect on an artist's process, productivity and internal dialogue. 

I Like the Sound of That is a group exhibition that combines works of visual art with recordings of specific sounds that artists listened to during the work’s creation. Each body of work will be paired with a soundscape specific to the studio environment in which the artwork originated, providing visitors with unorthodox information about the artist. The soundtracks will function much like artist statements, situating the viewer within a more autobiographical and personal context that highlights the studio as controlled work site. Rather than limit the listening experience to headphones, the exhibition will play the soundtracks on individual speakers, positioned throughout the gallery by collaborating Sound Designer Joel Abbott.  Abbott will also record, cut and design the tracks to play an experimental and dramatic soundscape that will crescendo, break, and loop–a unique work unto itself.  The piece will emphasize the conditions of a shared exhibition space and give way to a show that is equal parts sight and sound.

The exhibition will include artists from Greater New Haven, New York City and beyond who work in a wide range of media, including: Delano Dunn, Peter Halley, Linda Lindroth, Lindsey Packer, Ian Trask, and Joseph Saccio. Sound designer Joel Abbott will engineer and direct the audio components...

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