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Audible Interruptions: Jessica Baran & Brett Williams

Fall 2013

 

Audible Interruptions, a series of site-specific sound installations launching in fall 2013, will infuse the museum’s utilitarian spaces with art. Familiar areas such as hallways, restrooms, and elevators will provide unique and unexpected auditory experiences as CAM seeks to expand the ways visitors experience art beyond the exhibition galleries. Coinciding with the tenth anniversary of CAM’s building, the series will begin in September 2013 and will run through August 2014. 

St. Louis-based artist, musician, and engineer Kevin Harris is guest curator for the series and has chosen seven local artists to participate. Harris is the former proprietor and curator of Floating Laboratories, a St. Louis multimedia performance space. His most recent artwork uses multi-channel audio and video synthesis to present complex sensory environments.

Brett Williams is concerned with the pleasures and absurdities of communication, exploring these ideas with the techniques of stage, film, television, video games, and web 2.0, with a recent interest in hacking technology. He is represented by the Bruno David Gallery in St. Louis. Williams will present a new piece entitled Slow Nature Memory, a sound composition of manipulated recordings of a plastic ball being dropped into a metal bowl.

Jessica Baran is a teacher, art writer, poet, and independent curator. She is the author of two books of poetry, Equivalents (Lost Roads Press, 2013) and Remains to Be Used (Apostrophe Books, 2010). Baran’s project will feature a four-channel language-based piece, installed in and split between the women’s and men’s restrooms.