What Sound Does a Color Make? is an exhibition that explores the fusion of vision and sound in electronic media. Artists explore time-based work and manipulate sound with image, and image with sound, in videos and immersive sensory environments. The exhibit connects the recent boom of digital audiovisual art to its pre-digital roots by presenting ten contemporary works by an internationally diverse group of artists and a selection of single-channel videos from the 1970s. Heightening awareness of human perception and cognition, these works hold interest for technophiles and general audiences alike. In one of the contemporary works on view, for example, made by a group of artists that includes Scanner (a.k.a. Robin Rimbaud) and D-Fuse (Kerri Elmsly, Mike Faulkner, Matthias Kispert, and Andy Stiff), the viewer is invited to bathe in a simultaneously soothing and stimulating atmosphere of electronic music and reprocessed video imagery.
What Sound Does a Color Make? is a traveling exhibition organized and circulated by Independent Curators International (iCI), New York and curated by Kathleen Forde. The exhibition and tour are made possible, in part, by grants from The David Bermant Foundation: Color, Light, Motion; The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation; and Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen e. V., Stuttgart; and by an in-kind donation from Philips Electronics North America.