“Sights and Sounds: South Africa” Exhibition

The Jewish Museum

poster for “Sights and Sounds: South Africa” Exhibition

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The nonhierarchical interplay of action, feedback, and reflection underpins much of what attracts me to experiments in art. I am drawn to artistic practices that are highly iterative and improvisational, where chance and rule coexist symbiotically.

In selecting these videos, I sought works by artists whose engagement with the technology of sound and the moving image afforded me insights into their practices not evidenced in other works. Further, I was interested in works that treat the medium neither as supplementary nor with polished reverence. Rather, I responded to those in which the medium felt handled, manipulated, rough, and played with. Together, these works form a constellation; guided by sense rather than mind, they push and pull one another in a manner that seemed exciting to preserve as a set.

The result is that there appears to be something of a family resemblance among them. Each in its own way reflects on traces made and erased, on liminal spaces, and the stutter or jitter of memory.

Josh Ginsburg



from October 30, 2015 to November 24, 2015

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