Exhibition: OCC.0018

Materials, Sounds + Black Mountain College

June 7 – August 31, 2019

Materials, Sounds + Black Mountain College brought together contemporary artists who each created an experience that is focused on the making of sound through materials. The artists in this exhibition challenged the stability of materials in their practice. Handmade instruments and electronics, recycled electronic components, outmoded technologies, fake technologies, imagined sounds and silences formed a series of dynamic installations that challenge the way we think about materiality in a cumulative sound experience. The work by the Australian artists has a lineage in the experimental practices developed by artists and students at Black Mountain College. Newly commissioned works were exhibited alongside archival ephemera and works from the BMCM+AC permanent collection that demonstrate experimental and materials-based processes. Originally exhibited at MAMA Albury (Australia), Materials, Sounds, and Black Mountain College further demonstrated the international influence of the College, and drew out connections with contemporary experimental and process based arts practices. Supported by Australian Arts Council.
Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center (120 College Street)