Soundings: A Contemporary Score

The Museum of Modern Art, NYC
August 10 - November 3, 2013

Press release excerpt:

MoMA's first major exhibition of sound art presents work by 16 of the most innovative contemporary artists working with sound. While these artists approach sound from a variety of disciplinary angles ... they share an interest in working with, rather than against or independent of, material realities and environments.

... In her series Scores and Transcripts, Sun Kim—who was born deaf—combines and transforms the various types of notation that shape her understanding and communication ... these grammars and languages rub up against each other, allowing for the examination of their similarities and differences and shifting her personal relationship to them.

When Not Concentrated audio for MoMA site, in collaboration with Thomas Benno Mader:

"This work is a re-enactment of the unconscious sound I make while concentrating ... Because it is impossible to fully replicate the circumstances in which I would normally make this unconscious noise, my re-enactment easily becomes a misinterpretation of my own voice."

Photos by Erica Leone.

Special thanks to Leora Morinis and Barbara London!

MoMA's Soundings
MoMA Multimedia
Thomas Benno Mader
Pianoiss . . . issmo (Worse Finish)38.5 x 50" (hxw), pastel and pencil on paper, 2012
All. Night.Pastel, pencil, and charcoal on paper, 38.5 x 50", 2012
All. Day.Marker, pastel, and charcoal on paper, 38.5 x 50", 2012
Feedback AftermathMarker and charcoal on paper, 38.5 x 50", 2012