ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
Data/Fields is curated by renowned sound artist Richard Chartier.
These selected and commissioned works at Artisphere are the artists’ gallery debut in the Washington, DC area and include two premiere exhibitions in the United States.
Help bring artist Mark Fell and curator Richard Chartier to Artisphere to perform in Multistability: Live, a concert on Wednesday, October 19. “Sharply installed and smartly edited mini-survey of cutting-edge contemporary art… the works in “Data/Fields” sharpen your senses, even as they blur the boundary between sight and sound.” – The Washington Post
Data are points that flow through fields. We can pause in these fields and extract the information. If data fields are those set boundaries in which we place, consider, and collect information, then a gallery might be a great plane of these fields. Or, leaving the natural world for the subjective, it could become an index, compiled by artist and viewer together. Created by five noted international artists, the works in Data/Fields utilize the thematic implications of the data field as they transform gallery space into hubs of sensory information: sites of signal, noise, presence, and absence. The viewer/listener becomes another connection, another point, in the flow and transferral of data.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Caleb Coppock (U.S.) Graphite Sequencer, 2007-201, graphite, paper, tone generator, wire, wood, custom housed turntable
Mark Fell (U.K.) Tone Pattern Transactuality, 2011, computer generated sound and image
Andy Graydon (U.S./Germany) Untitled (band pass Arlington), 2011, sculptural video installation
Ryoji Ikeda (Japan) data.scan, 2009, digital audio & video. computer, monitor, loudspeaker, wood plinth, 6 minute (loop)
France Jobin (Canada) Entre-deux, 2011, 6-channel site specific sound installation, 144 minute cycles
ABOUT THE CURATOR
Richard Chartier (curator) (b.1971), sound and installation artist, is considered one of the key figures in the current of reductionist electronic sound art which has been termed both “microsound” and Neo-Modernist. Chartier’s minimalist digital work explores the inter-relationships between the spatial nature of sound, silence, focus, perception, and the act of listening itself. Chartier’s sound works/installations have been presented in galleries and museums internationally, including the 2002’s Whitney Biennial. He has performed his work live across Europe, Japan, Australia, and North America at digital art/electronic music festivals and exhibits.
In 2000 he formed the influential recording label LINE and has since curated its continuing documentation of compositional and installation work by international sound artists/composers exploring the aesthetics of contemporary and digital minimalism. In 2007 he curated the sound/video program Colorfield Variations, a collection of works influenced by the Color Field painting movement. This program continues to screened and exhibited and digital/film festivals, museums, and art galleries around the world. In 2010, Chartier was awarded a Smithsonian Institution Artist Research Fellowship. 3particles.com + lineimprint.com