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Resonant Spaces: Sound Art at Dartmouth

September 15, 2017, through December 10, 2017
Resonant Spaces: Sound Art at Dartmouth
Circuits created by Laura Maes for Transmission, 2017. Photo courtesy of Laura Maes.

Circuits created by Laura Maes for Transmission, 2017. Photo courtesy of Laura Maes.

Christine Sun Kim working on components of her installation at the Hanover League of New Hampshire Craftsmen. Photo by Amelia Kahl.

Christine Sun Kim working on components of her installation at the Hanover League of New Hampshire Craftsmen. Photo by Amelia Kahl.

Bill Fontana recording sounds in the lab of Sharon Bickel (also pictured), Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, at Dartmouth in the spring of 2017. Photo by Amelia Kahl.

Bill Fontana recording sounds in the lab of Sharon Bickel, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, at Dartmouth in the spring of 2017. Photo by Amelia Kahl.

Jess Rowland, Two-Part Invention for Stethoscope, interactive, copper and aluminum foil. Photo courtesy of Jess Rowland.

Jess Rowland, Two-Part Invention for Stethoscope, 2016, interactive, copper and aluminum foil, 22 x 20 inches. Photo courtesy of Jess Rowland.

Jacob Kirkegaard recording for Transmission. Photo courtesy of Jacob Kirkegaard.

Jacob Kirkegaard recording for Transmission. Photo courtesy of Jacob Kirkegaard.

Julianne Swartz at work. Photo courtesy of Julianne Swartz.

Julianne Swartz at work. Photo courtesy of Julianne Swartz.

Alvin Lucier. Photo courtesy of Alvin Lucier.

Alvin Lucier. Photo courtesy of Alvin Lucier.

In the first-ever installation of sound art on Dartmouth's campus, produced in collaboration with guest-curator faculty member Spencer Topel, the Hood Museum of Art will showcase the work of emerging and established international artists with diverse aesthetic and cultural backgrounds. Seven site-specific and sound-based commissions will guide visitors across the Dartmouth campus and into the town of Hanover. Hood Downtown will feature a multimedia display introducing the exhibition and artists, as well as selected works from conceptual artist Terry Adkins (1953-2014). Artists creating new installations for the show include Bill Fontana, Christine Sun Kim, Jacob Kirkegaard, Alvin Lucier, Laura Maes, Julianne Swartz, and Jess Rowland.

As diverse a medium as bronze or oil paint, sound can be recorded from the environment or produced from an object, sculpture, instrument, or living being. It can be responsive to installed spaces or autonomous, continuous or intermittent, loud or soft. Artists were invited in part for the compelling ways they use sound through conceptual, visual, and architectural contexts. Resonant Spaces alters locations in Hanover by encouraging visitors to experience the world transformed through sound. 

This exhibition was organized by the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth, and generously supported by the George O. Southwick 1957 Memorial Fund, the Eleanor Smith Fund, the Department of Biological Sciences, the Thayer School of Engineering, and the Danish Arts Foundation.

Curated by Spencer Topel, Assistant Professor of Music / Amelia Kahl, Associate Curator of Academic Programming

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Sep 22
Across Dartmouth Campus
3:30PM
"Resonant Spaces: Sound Art at Dartmouth"
Sep 23
Loew Auditorium, Black Family Visual Arts Center
10:00AM
This fall, sound takes over Dartmouth College with large-scale commissions for an exhibition project featuring internationally renowned artists.
Sep 27
Hood Downtown, 53 Main Street, Hanover, NH
6:00PM
Join this discussion-based workshop to explore the first-ever installation of sound art on Dartmouth’s campus.
Sep 28
We invite Dartmouth graduate and undergraduate students to explore the exhibition and enjoy light refreshments. Wine for 21+ with state ID.
Oct 04
The tour will begin at Hood Downtown.
12:30PM
Explore some of the installations across campus.
Oct 11
Partnering with the Wednesday Morning Faculty and Staff Mindfulness Practice Group at Dartmouth
Oct 18
The tour will begin at the Bema amphitheater.
12:30PM
This fall, sound takes over Dartmouth College with large-scale commissions for an exhibition project featuring internationally renowned artists.

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