As part of the 10th anniversary of the KAI 10 | ARTHENA FOUNDATION, the exhibition Listen to the Image, Look at the Sound presents partially newly developed works by 11 international artists with a unique approach to the interplay between sound and the visual arts.
How images can become tones or sounds become images has always fascinated artists. In various works of contemporary art images, objects, music, sound and language interact in very different ways; a distinct boundary between static and moving forms of art is disappearing, making way for a complexity of different temporal structures. The idea of the exhibition is oriented on the concept of “soundscape,” that R. Murray Schafer developed in his book The Tuning of the World, published in 1977, and on John Cage and his interest in sounds and noises beyond composed musical forms. Hence, the focus is less on the link between art and (pop) music, but rather on artistic ways of dealing with visual and acoustic environments. But what remains of our perception of the environment, when images and sounds, much like all other digitalized data, can be manipulated arbitrarily?
Artists: Cory Arcangel, Katja Aufleger, Julia Bünnagel, William Engelen, Mike Hentz, Gregor Hildebrandt, Alicja Kwade, Catherine Lorent, Emeka Ogboh, Sean Snyder, Juergen Staack
Curator: Ludwig Seyfarth
KAI 10 I ARTHENA FOUNDATION
40221 Dusseldorf | Germany