“RACKET! Art in Pursuit of Peace and Quiet” is a forthcoming exhibition and book that explores excessive sound, a rampant form of environmental pollution.
Artists are invited to address the symptoms of noise pollution or propose its remediation.
Solutions, observations, reflections, defenses, offenses, anti-dotes are welcome.
Noise pollution can cause hearing loss, disrupt sleep, interfere with communication; factor into cardiac, respiratory, neurological, and other physiological maladies; produce stress, high blood pressure, anger, and frustration; lower resistance to disease and infection; cause circulatory problems, ulcers, asthma, colitis, headaches, and gastrointestinal disorders; interfere with children’s language development and learning ability. In addition, excessive noise harms livestock, pets, and animals in the wild. Vibrations induced by sound waves can also damage property.
Curators: Linda Weintraub and Riva Weinstein
Information about submitting a proposal: https://sites.google.com/site/projectracket/
Deadline: September 1, 2014
Your artwork might:
- Compare contemporary and historic soundscapes.
- Consider the appeal of dangerous sound volume.
- Eliminate, suppress, or replace excessive noise.
- Examine social justice issues related to noise.
- Provide relief for the victims of noise pollution.
- Originate a new approach to noise polllution.
- Harvest noise. Transform it into a resource.
- Solve a specific form of noise pollution.
- Visualize or physicalize extreme noise.
- Depict the effect of clamor on children.
- Trace the history of ‘quiet’ ordinances.
Cultura21′s international network, launched in April 2007, offers the online and offline platform for exchanges and mutual learning among its members.
– Sacha Kagan (based in Lüneburg, Germany) and Rana Öztürk (based in Berlin, Germany)
– Oleg Koefoed and Kajsa Paludan (both based in Copenhagen, Denmark)
– Hans Dieleman (based in Mexico-City, Mexico)
– Francesca Cozzolino and David Knaute (both based in Paris, France)
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