Between Sound and Vision

In the autumn semester of 1999, my participation in an art history graduate seminar taught by Hannah Higgins evolved into a co-curated project called Between Sound and Vision at UIC’s Gallery 400. This multi-sensory exhibition and series of performances featured an international array of contemporary artists, composers and musicians whose work explores both aural and visual dimensions. Deemed “one of the more brilliant exhibitions of the season” by Alan Artner, Chicago Tribune art critic, Between Sound and Vision assembled a selection of sculptural instruments, sound installations, recordings of graphic scores, John Cage’s Notations, and live performances. As Associate Curator, I worked with a team of five other curators to develop the exhibit’s conceptual content and select the works to be included. I co-authored an essay for the show’s catalogue and wrote wall texts and a gallery guide in addition to coordinating loan agreements, shipping objects and installing the show.

Visitors could listen to commissioned recordings of a selection of John Cage's Notations. Most of these pieces had not been previously performed or recorded.

Trimpin, Bängtschbäng, 2001, interactive installation

Installation view, Between Sound and Vision