Teri Rueb, in collaboration with Ernst Karel launched Fens, a sound installation for the Back Bay Fens, as part of the exhibition Listen Hear: The Art of Sound at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Software development by DMS PhD student, Shawn Van Every.
March 8–September 5, 2017
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
25 Evans Way
Boston, Massachusetts 02115
The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum opened a thought-provoking, sound art exhibition called, Listen Hear: The Art of Sound, featuring 12 artists and architects who use a broad range of approaches to sound art. Various forms of active listening are explored in the Museum and in nearby neighborhoods for the exhibition.
Listen Hear features ten installations of sound art—eight designed to be experienced inside the Museum, and two others are off-site, public artworks. Most of the works are conceived as site-specific installations for the Museum’s spaces including the Courtyard, the Dutch Room, the Tapestry Room, Hostetter Gallery, Fenway Gallery, and Calderwood Hall.
Among the artists participating from all over the world are: Philip Beesley, Toronto; Moritz Fehr, Berlin; David Grubbs, New York City; Elisa Hamilton, Arlington, MA; Ernst Karel, Boston; Lee Mingwei, Paris; Helen Mirra, San Francisco; O & A, (Bruce Odland, Hudson, NY and Sam Auinger, Berlin); Philippe Rahm, Paris; Teri Rueb, Buffalo, NY; and Su-Mei Tse, Berlin. Pieranna Cavalchini co-curated the exhibition with Peggy Burchenal, Esther Stiles Eastman Curator of Education, and Charles Waldheim, Ruettgers Curator of Landscape.