The Warehouse Dallas presents "Sound as Sculpture" opening day

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The Warehouse Dallas presents "Sound as Sculpture"
Handphone Table–Remembering Sound, 1979, wood, electronics, and audio transducers, 33 x 37 1/2 x 23 1/4 inches (83.8 x 95.2 x 59.1 cm), The Rachofsky Collection Photo courtesy of Laurie Anderson

Sculptural practice in the 20th century witnessed explosive innovation in its experiments with new mediums, bodily engagement, and theatricality as artists sought to expand our understanding of the dynamics between objects and space. One of the most radical developments was the use of sound to further explore those dynamics and test the boundaries of convention.

"Sound as Sculpture" brings together foundational works from the 1960s and 1970s, alongside important recent and contemporary works, to examine the different ways in which artists have used sound to create an experience of space as time; play with the body’s ability to emit, transmit, perceive, and absorb sound; and draw on the psychological and poetic effects of sound in space.

Works in the exhibition include sculptural objects, performance, site-specific installation, video, archival material, and sound-only works that draw on the unique qualities of sound as an energetic, dimensional medium. The everywhere-ness of sound - its ability to surround us and to enter into a dialogue with our bodies as an envelope of vibrating waves - makes it an especially powerful sculptural material. It frames the experience of space as an unfolding event of bodily awareness, rather than as a container for things. The visitor’s body, or the artist’s body, is the site where much of the work in the exhibition takes place, and through the experience of these works, the body becomes a dynamic entity where consciousness and space meet.

Event Details

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Where

The Warehouse
14105 Inwood Rd.
Dallas , TX 75244

Ticket Info

Admission is free.