“Wherever we are, what we hear is mostly noise. When we ignore it, it disturbs us. When we listen to it, we find it fascinating.”
Booming channels of sound emit from the gallery as horns honk and screech in sync with fits of laughter and surprise. Noisemakers were a year-long project which manifested in two exhibitions showcasing instruments that are made of glass, copper, and pneumatic equipment. These sculptures lie dormant until someone plugs the leaking line with his or her finger, at which time the horn will pressurize and project a heavy squeal. Most of the Noisemakers require two people to make them function. These tactilely stimulating exhibitions raise questions regarding camaraderie, dependency, and collaboration as viewers experiment with these unconventional objects. Evaluating noise versus music is completely subjective, Noisemakers assert that appealing sounds can be found in the most unexpected venues if one simply remains perceptive.