June 7, 2019 – August 31, 2019

Curated by Caleb Kelly

Pia van Gelder – Soft Synth No.1, 2018, Recumbent Circuit, 2016

Material Sound and Black Mountain College brings together contemporary artists who each create an experience that is focused on the making of sound through materials. The artists in Material Sound and Black Mountain College challenge the stability of materials in their practice. Handmade instruments and electronics, recycled electronic components, outmoded technologies, fake technologies, imagined sounds and silences will form a series of dynamic installations that challenge the way we think about materiality in a cumulative sound experience. The work by the Australian artists has a lineage in the experimental practices developed by artists and students at Black Mountain College. Newly commissioned works will be exhibited alongside archival ephemera and works from the BMCM+AC permanent collection that demonstrate experimental and materials-based processes. Originally exhibited at MAMA Albury (Australia), Material Sound and Black Mountain College will further demonstrate the international influence of the College and draw out connections with contemporary experimental and process based arts practices. Material Sound and Black Mountain College is supported by Australian Arts Council.