At the core of the exhibition Landscape / Soundscape, ten landscape photographs from Penn’s University Art Collection are paired with commissioned soundscape compositions. The resulting installations explore the photograph’s capacity to visually convey a sense of sound – musical, natural elements, urban rhythms, or otherwise. The installations also offer opportunity for sound art to complement and alter one’s perception of a photographic landscape.
Within the context of the exhibition, landscape is used in its broadest sense, from sweeping natural landscapes to cityscapes to abstractions. Likewise, the corresponding soundscapes are commissioned from a broad spectrum of sound artists and musicians, from those working with field recordings and electronics to noted instrumental performers.
In tandem with Landscape / Soundscape, a juried selection of student projects will be presented on the Gallery’s digital interactive kiosk. Details will follow on this component of the exhibition. This is the sixth in the series of collaborative exhibitions between Penn’s Office of the Curator and the Arthur Ross Gallery.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website