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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.

Steina Vasulka

Trevor, 1999
Single-channel video with sound
Dimensions variable, 11 mins.
Courtesy Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York

The juxtaposition of the recent Steina Vasulka video, Trevor, with two earlier Vasulka videos finds this artist, continuing her exploration of the relationship between processed sound and image. In this work, she manipulates video footage of musician Trevor Wishart; she electronically slurs his words into unrecognizable stutters or stretched out abstract sound. Over time, the incomprehensible utterances begin to seem like a rhythm that highlights correspondences between seeing and hearing, while also drawing viewers’ attention to their own expectations about performance and installation.

Violin Power, 1970-78
Single-channel video with sound
10 mins. 4 secs.
Courtesy Netherlands Media Art Institute, Montevideo/Time Based Arts, Amsterdam

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