Gallery Home

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.

Nam June Paik and Jud Yalkut

Beatles Electroniques, 1966-69
Single-channel video with sound
3 mins.
Courtetsy Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York

In this seminal video, both the black and white video footage (primarily of a Beatles concert from the 60s) and its accompanying soundtrack are electromagnetically distorted and/or altered by the artists to create an audiovisual collage that plays with the expectations of our visual and auditory senses.

For more information on the artists: