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"Volume: Bed of Sound"
2001-07-15 until 2001-09-30
Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington
USA United States of America
This summer the Henry Art Gallery will encourage Seattle audiences to crawl into bed.
VOLUME: Bed of Sound, an exhibition of historical and recent cutting edge sound art, entices
visitors to use their ears as well as their eyes, inviting them to recline on a gigantic bed, put
on headphones and simply listen to art.
VOLUME: Bed of Sound explores the roots of sound art and presents audio works by over sixty
artists, spanning the last three decades. The exhibition runs the gamut from historical works -
sound effects tracks from Apocalypse Now! by Walter Murch and excerpts from performances
by Vito Acconci - to audio works exemplifying the most recent experimental trends. Highlights
include premiere works by Muhal Richard Abrams, Laurie Anderson, Butch Morris, Cibo Matto
and Sonic Youth.
The exhibition, which originated at P.S.1 in New York, is curated by Elliott Sharp. Presentation
of VOLUME: Bed of Sound at the Henry Art Gallery is organized by Assistant Curator Robin
Held, and is supported by the Henry Art Gallery's Contemporary Art Fund.