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University of Hawaii Art Gallery
What Sound Does a Color Make?

March 4 – April 13, 2007

Opening Reception:
Sunday, March 4, 2:00-4:00 pm

Gallery Walk-through:
Wednesday, March 21, 7:00 pm
James Hearon, Assistant Professor of Music and a specialist in Music Technology will provide historical context for the exhibition and an introduction into the technical aspects and interpretation of the work.

What Sound Does a Color Make?
is a traveling exhibition organized and circulated by Independent Curators International (iCI), New York and curated by Kathleen Forde. The exhibition and tour are made possible, in part, by grants from The David Bermant Foundation: Color, Light, Motion; The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation; and Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen e. V., Stuttgart; and by an in-kind donation from Philips Electronics North America.

Scott Arford

Static Room, 2003
Two-channel video installation with sound
Dimensions variable, 10 mins.
Courtesy the artist

Static Room is an abstract audiovisual composition of manipulated static that spatially surrounds the viewer both sonically and visually. The audio track was generated directly by the flickering, strobing image itself—the image and the sound having been created from the same signal, the same set of data. In the words of the artist himself, "Experiencing it is learning how to see with your ears wide open."

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