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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.

Thom Kubli

Monochrome Transporter, 2003
Single-channel video on LCD screen with 5.1 sound
10 x 13 ft., 5 mins.
Courtesy the artist

The subtle variations of depth and temperature of the color on the blue screen in Monochrome Transporter audibly affect the tones and rhythm of the drone sound composition. Although the transitions are at first barely noticeable, one’s senses become more and more alert to the synesthetic changes as time is spent immersed in the seductive, near metabolic influence of the work.

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