Sound and sculpture exhibit creates ephemeral sonic experiences

Published: 
Tuesday, September 6, 2016

South Puget Sound Community College is pleased to host the experimental artworks of internationally recognized artist Margaret Noble in the upcoming Resonating Objects exhibition.  Resonating Objects is a series of sculptural sound experiences designed to immerse audiences in artifacts of identity and memory through tactile gestures and ephemeral sonic experiences.

What: Margaret Noble: Resonating Objects
When: Sept. 12 - Oct. 21, 2016
Where: The Gallery at the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts

Art piece called I Long to Be Free from LongingNoble’s work is influenced by the beat-driven dance culture of 1980s southern California, which led her to perform as an electronic music DJ in the underground club community of Chicago.  In 2004, she branched out from the dance floor into experimental sound art for new audiences, blending the electronic sound scene with the visual arts community.  Noble also created sound works for collaborative projects in video, dance, and object theatre.  Over time, her artistic works have evolved into sculpture and installation, influenced by interests in memory, history, narrative, and identity.  

Born in Texas and raised in California, Margaret Noble’s experimental artworks have been exhibited nationally and internationally.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from the University of California, San Diego and a Master of Fine Arts in Sound Art from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Art piece titled We Don't Have to Make Eye ContactHer work has been featured on KPBS, PRI, Art Ltd. Magazine, Wired Magazine, San Diego Union-Tribune, and the San Francisco Weekly.  She was awarded the International Governor’s Grant, the Hayward Prize and the Creative Catalyst Fellowship.  Her artistic residencies include the MAK Museum in Vienna and the Salzburg Academy of Fine Art.  She has had several solo exhibitions including the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Ohrenhoch der Geräuschladen Sound Gallery in Berlin, and Mute Gallery in Portugal.

The Resonating Objects exhibition runs from September 12 through October 21 at The Gallery at the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts.  The Gallery is open Monday through Friday from noon to 4 p.m., or by appointment.  An opening reception will be held on September 23 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

There are a few recommendations to best enjoy the show:

  • Before interacting with a piece, read the instructions to get the full intended experience.
  • Practice patience if someone is interacting with a piece; it will be worth the wait when you get to enjoy the piece.
  • Share your experience after your visit to The Gallery.  Others will enjoy it as much as you do.

Facebook: @SPSCCgallery
Website: spscc.edu/gallery
Email: artgallery@spscc.edu
Phone: 360-596-5527

Material Shrine for the New Class
Photo courtesy of Margaret Noble