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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.

(Keri Elmsly, Mike Faulkner, Matthias Kispert, and Andy Stiff)

D-Tonate, 2003
Multiple DVD player stations with monitors, headphones, and remote controls (interactive)
Dimensions variable, 90 mins.
Courtesy the artists

The graphic artists’ group, D-Fuse, sent out samples of their abstract films to international sound artists with the goal of challenging and reversing the conventional production methods of MTV-type music videos. The visual samples inspired the musicians to create exclusive audio tracks. The result of this collaboration is D-Tonate, a DVD compilation of eleven video tracks created and reinterpreted in up to five versions which can be randomly accessed by the viewer at each viewing station. Gallery visitors are invited to “mix and modify” various versions of the music videos independently with remote controls.

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