Artist: Ron Hutt (USA)
Curator: Anna Novakov (USA)
Exhibition Title: Volume: Walcot
Date: June 7-8, 2016
Venue: Walcot Street, Bath BA1 5BW
As a medium sound art, has its roots in Dada, the Situationist International and Fluxus. In the groundbreaking 1983 exhibition catalogue Sound/Art at the Sculpture Center in New York, the curator William Hellerman stated that “hearing is another form of seeing.” As an artistic medium, sound art focuses on the role of the viewer as a participant in real time and space. The show’s title, “Volume” reflects the many definitions of the word: a book, amount of space an object occupies and a measure of the intensity of sound. The sound files, address these various definitions while utilizing video-projected images, text and animation. The partner animations are images matched to sounds as well as physical objects (such as postcards, window stickers, laser-cut disks). Additional on-line content also enables viewers to access works post performance on their smart phones and computers. The sound/animation installation is an interchange between the artist, viewer and exhibition space resulting in an unpredictable and dynamic mix of sonic, visual and digital experiences.