May 14, 2004 - SculptureCenter - TREBLE
May 14, 2004


TREBLE: An exploration of sound as material and subject in contemporary art
16 May - 01 August 2004

44-19 Purves Street
Long Island City, NY 11101
T: 718 361 1750 F: 718 786 9336

Opening reception:
Sunday, May 16, 2 – 5pm

Dario Robleto: Fatalism Sutures to My Memories (A Melody) and The Minor Chords Are Ours (The Lost Chord), 2003   
Guest curated by Regine Basha

SculptureCenter is pleased to present Treble, a group exhibition that addresses the presence and influence of sound in the production of contemporary art. Challenging the categories of “sound art” and “visual art,” this exhibition explores the spectrum between the two practices. Treble – in addition to defining a high pitch – also means triple, and the exhibition focuses on how sound informs the way artists think about sculpture, drawing, and architecture.

Twenty-two North American, European, and South American artists and artist teams contribute works, including five new site-related projects that create bold physical encounters, palpable silent moments, and intimate listening experiences.

Treble, organized by independent curator Regine Basha, will occupy the entirety of SculptureCenter’s indoor and outdoor exhibition spaces.

Artists in the exhibition include Francis Alys + Rafael Ortega, Joseph Beuys, Grady Gerbracht, Joseph Grigely + Amy Vogel, Erik Hanson, Jim Hodges, Jorge Macchi, Euan Macdonald, Emmanuel Madan of [The User], Max Neuhaus, Terry Nauheim, Cornelia Parker, Andrea Ray, Dario Robleto, Steve Roden, David Schafer, Jude Tallichet, Mungo Thomson, Brad Tucker, Anton Vidokle + Cristian Manzutto, Stephen Vitiello, and Paulo Vivacqua.

TrebleLive: a Music Series at SculptureCenter carries the three-part focus of the Treble exhibition – sound informing drawing, sculpture, and architecture – into live performance by featuring experimental acoustic and electronic composers. Consisting of new works and new collaborations initiated specifically for this series, each event celebrates the moments when objects, drawings or spaces become music.
Saturday, June 12, 4:30pm:
Object: Miguel Frasconi, Ricardo Arias, and o.blaat aka Keiko Uenishi present a premiere collaboration for glass bottles, balloons, and electronics.
Saturday, June 19, 4:30pm:
Drawing: Jim Pugliese, Daniel Goode, and Peter Zummo present graphic scores, including a rare performance of Cornelius Cardew’s “Treatise” and works by John Cage and Karlheinz Stockhausen.
Saturday, June 26, 4:30pm:
Architecture: Gregor Asch aka DJ Olive the Audio Janitor presents a new work, Buoy, a soundtrack for an invisible intimate encounter, a reminder of our constant desire to feel our surroundings and understand architecture through our fingers as much as our eyes.

Check SculptureCenter’s website for details on MURMURS: a conference of Sound and Art, May 22nd, 1-6pm, reception 6-7pm at Davis Auditorium, Columbia University as well as for additional exhibition-related programming:

SC Gallery Hours:
Thursday – Monday, 11 – 6 pm. Closed Tuesday & Wednesday

Subway: E or V to 23rd & Ely; 7 to 45th Road at Courthouse Square or G to Court Square.

TREBLE is part of this year’s New Sound/New York Festival

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