This series is as much an exploration of sound as of the moving image, focusing on documentary and “essay” films that take viewers to unusual sonic realms. For Evaporated Music, Philip Brophy composed alien sounds that perfectly match well-known performers’ movements and vocalizations culled from pre-existing imagery. Aaron Aites and Audrey Ewell’s Until the Light Takes Us explores the Norwegian black metal scene. Alfredo Jaar’s Muxima is a visual lamentation in the form of cantos dedicated to the people of Angola. Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard’s Fucked Up Lover, in which 12 friends describe specially made mix tapes, is presented with their video for Nick Cave’s “Dig, Lazarus, Dig!” Luke Fowler’s programs reveal how he regularly collaborates with sound artists to examine time-based alliances.
Organized by Barbara London, Associate Curator, Department of Media and Performance Art.
Image: Until the Light Takes Us. 2009. USA. Directed by Aaron Aites, Audrey Ewell