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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.

Gary Hill

Full Circle (formerly Ring Modulation), 1978
Single-channel video with sound
3 mins. 38 secs.
Courtesy Netherlands Media Art Institute, Montevideo/Time Based Arts, Amsterdam

In Full Circle, Hill constructs a dialogue between sound and image, devising analogies between linguistics and electronic phenomena. The screen is divided into three sections: a close-up of hands bending a metal rod into a circle; a full view of this figure; and an electronically generated circular image created by Hill’s vocalization of an “Ah” sound.

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