Sound has already become one of the intrinsic elements of media
art. As would be expected from the term "multimedia," media art
appeals to the viewer through a multiplicity of dimensions including
not only sight but also sound and touch, and in the limelight recently
have been a number of works which employ the formerly passive sense
of sound as an important material.
This exhibition focuses on artists who use sensors and images as
forms of expression, but even more consciously emphasize sound.
Their works incorporate natural sounds, electronic sounds, voices,
self-designed instruments, and even the noise emitted by electronic
instruments and the almost imperceptible sounds produced by physical
phenomena, allowing us to perceive what is usually no more than
background noise as a strange and wonderful aural experience.
Works by nine individual artists and two pairs of artists exploiting
the medium of sound will be featured in this exhibition, which will
move beyond the usual exhibit space to encompass sound-free rooms
and the outside space to present the myriad facets of sound.