April 16, 2012

FRCC Sound Art Exhibit Coming to Art Lab Fort Collins

FORT COLLINS, Colo. – Front Range Community College student Chris Reider will curate “Sound Through Barriers: Listening in Continuous Space” at Art Lab, an experimental art gallery space in Old Town Fort Collins. The contemporary sound art exhibit will run April 20-29, featuring 13 works of contemporary sound art by 15 international artists. It is free and open to the public.

Sound art uses sound and listening as the subject matter and material. Forms may include kinetic sounding sculpture, automatons, experimental radio, sound installations, guided sound walks, instrument making, video art, and more. The “Sound Through Barriers” exhibition notes the overlap of sound art, visual art, and music, as well as the physical border-crossing ability of sound—such as through a wall. Works displayed are not isolated, acknowledging that there are other sounding works within the gallery space, including a listening public that contributes to the sound environment.

Sound through Barriers will also feature two performances. Sound artists Jeph Jerman and Cheryl Leonard will perform April 23 at 7:30 p.m. at FRCC’s Larimer Campus, room RP140, and April 24 at 7:00 at the FRCC Community Studio at the Fort Collins Museum of Art.

April also brings two other Front Range-area events that explore sound in the 21st century: the Communikey Festival of Electronic Arts April 25-29 in Boulder and Denver Noise Fest April 25-19 in Denver.

For more information about Sound Through Barriers, visit http://soundthroughbarriers.com or www.artlabfortcollins.com.


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