Sonic Arcade: Shaping Space with Sound at the Museum of Arts and Design

A multi-component exhibition, Sonic Arcade: Shaping Space with Sound occupies three floors of the Museum and engages with the surrounding Columbus Circle neighborhood. Interactive installations, immersive environments, and performing objects explore how the ephemeral and abstract nature of sound is made material. Comprised of linked solo and curated projects, Sonic Arcade explores sound as substance, framing it as interdependent material that is physically crafted and transmitted through electronic circuits and signals, radio waves, and resonant bodies that create encounters that are not only heard, but felt. The exhibition features contemporary artists, designers, and performers who respond to sound’s potential as a material that influences how people experience space, their environment, and time, drawing out the ability of the auditory to provide a fresh perspective on how surroundings, and the body, are perceived and engaged. At a time when so much visual information is being dispatched, consumed, and digested, the auditory provides a compelling sensory experience that is capable of reorienting the body to consider spatial and interpersonal relationships anew.

Start Date

September 14, 2017

End Date

February 25, 2018

Hours

10:00 AM - 06:00 PM

Address

Museum of Arts and Design, 2 Columbus Circle New York, NY

Event Type

Public

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