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Julianne Swartz - Seven Sines

  • ICEBOX 1400 North American Street Philadelphia, PA, 19122 United States (map)

Sept 26- Nov 8 2018


Reception: October 11, 6-9pm 

Artist Talk: Temple Contemporary, Tyler School of Art 

September 20, 6pm


The Icebox Project Space, in partnership with the Clay Studio, is proud to present the work of Julianne Swartz. Building on processes and techniques Julianne has honed over her highly accomplished career, Seven Sines is her continued investigation into tangible and intangible materials, aided by analog and digital technologies.

Swartz has specially selected the Icebox for its unique architectural and acoustic properties, which amplify and extend each resonant tone. In the space, discrete objects expand acoustically, creating a somatic awareness of their small physical presence and foregrounding sound as material. The glass and ceramic forms in Seven Sines amplify, conduct, hold and release sound. Using a feedback process to read the air mass in each vessel, Swartz is able to locate, generate and record that form’s unique harmonics. Without additive sound, the objects emit their own ideal frequencies— pure sine tones resonating optimally in their own bodies. 

These seven forms perform their random sequences of intermittence, harmony, and dissonance, in concert — a composition of change and chance.


IMAGE: Julianne Swartz, Sine Body 2017 

Blown glass, Unglazed porcelain, electronics, sound generated from the objects 

Dimensions variable. Duration: 25:04

Installation view, Icebox Project Space

Earlier Event: October 11
FEVER DREAM
Later Event: October 11
Free Lecture with Stuart Shils