Seeing Sound

Seeing Sound
is a traveling exhibition curated by Barbara London, and produced by Independent Curators International (ICI). The exhibition and tour are supported, in part, by Nokia Bell Labs Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.) program and with the generous support of ICI’s Board of Trustees and International Forum. The tour launches in San Francisco at the Kadist Foundation, date to be determined.

  • Aura Satz, Dial Tone Drone, 2014.
    Aura Satz, Dial Tone Drone, 2014. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Sound is a sensorial and pliant material, an intangible part of daily life. For the artists in Seeing Sound, it is the chosen medium for experimentation when art is in a perpetual state of flux. Featuring the work of Seth Cluett, Juan Cortés, Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, Bani Haykal, Yuko Mohri, Marina Rosenfeld, Aura Satz, and Samson Young, the exhibition foregrounds artistic practices that deconstruct, rebuild, manipulate, and visualize audio experience through digital and analog means.

Working across music and composition, video and performance, sculpture and installation, the artists—from New York, London, Bogotá, Tokyo, Singapore, and Hong Kong—establish and highlight new meaning for the unheard by transcending conventional relationships to sound. Their work brings disparate contexts together: the drone of a telephone dial tone in relation to electronic music; pastoral silence that coexists with intermittent urban noise; or the imagined seraphic sounds of the universe.



The tour launches in San Francisco at the Kadist Foundation, July 2020.


Tour Dates: 2020 – 2024
Number of Artists/Collectives: 8
Number of Artworks: 8
Space Requirements: Appx. 3,000 – 5,000 sq feet

For additional information, as well as to check specific dates of availability, contact Becky Nahom at 212.254.8200, or