Program Details
Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
$20 general / $15 members and students
5th floor galleries at MAD
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Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 4:00 pm
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Program Description

Join artist Julianne Swartz and vocalist Ali Dineen for a 45-minute performance activating Sine Body, Swartz’s installation of sound-generating ceramic and glass vessels included in Sonic Arcade: Shaping Space with Sound.

Each vessel in Sine Body produces a specific sound, which resonates optimally in that particular body. To generate the sounds, Swartz uses an electronic feedback process that reads the air mass in each glass and ceramic vessel in order to locate, generate, and amplify pure frequencies.

For this program, Swartz will briefly discuss the ideas behind her work, and demonstrate the process of locating a pure sine tone. Swartz will then perform with individual sculptures, allowing visitors a chance to hear the variation in singular tones.

Alongside Swartz will be vocalist Ali Dineen, who will harmonize and follow the resonant frequencies with her voice. Together, Swartz and Dineen will create spatialized sound patterns in the gallery with the overlay of vocal and electronic tones.

About the Artists

Julianne Swartz lives and works in Stone Ridge, New York. She combines tangible and intangible materials as well as existing and self-made technologies to create sculpture and installations. Her work focuses on ephemeral experiences pertaining to light, air, and sound, often involving audience engagement. Swartz has exhibited at venues including Tate Liverpool, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the New Museum, the Jewish Museum, MoMA PS1, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the Israel Museum, the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Art Gallery of Western Australia. She was a recipient of the Anonymous Was a Woman fellowship in 2015.

Ali Dineen is a singer, multi-instrumentalist, and visual artist based in New York City. She performs original music as well as songs from US folk traditions, incorporating historical and sociopolitical commentary into her shows. She believes in the power of narrative to connect people to their histories, themselves, and one another. Her music is personal and also political, and explores the intersections of personal stories with larger histories. Dineen has contributed her musical talents to various projects, including the Bread and Puppet Theater. She performs regularly in New York City. 

 

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