Museum of Arts and Design in New York Exhibits “Sonic Arcade: Shaping Space with Sound”

“Sonic Arcade: Shaping Space with Sound” is a multi-component exhibition on view at the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) in New York. Featuring solo and curated artworks by more than 20 contemporary artists, designers, and performers, the exhibit explores how the ephemeral nature of sound is made material through interactive installations, immersive environments, and performing objects.

Courtesy the Museum of Arts and Design

Courtesy the Museum of Arts and Design

“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,” reads MAD’s press release.

Naama Tsabar
Propagation (Opus 3), 2015. Courtesy of artist

Jenna Bascom/Courtesy the Museum of Arts and Design

On view through February 25, 2018, “Sonic Arcade” frames sound as a symbiotic material that is created and communicated through electronic circuits and signals, radio waves, and resonant bodies—thus generating encounters that are physically felt.

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