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2001 Exhibitions:

VOLUME: Bed of Sound

Stroum Gallery

July 14, 2001September 30, 2001

An exhibition consisting of a giant futon bed fully equipped with 58 listening stations, “Volume: Bed of Sound” offered historical and contemporary sound works, several of which were commissioned especially for this exhibition. Visitors were invited to lounge on the futon and listen to a full gamut of sound art, from pioneering works by Vito Acconci, Tod Dockstader and Walter Murch, to more recent audio works by contemporary artists such as AACM founder Muhal Richard Abrams, Laurie Anderson, Throbbing Gristle founders Chris & Cosey, Survival Research Laboratories, Ryuichi Sakomoto, Sonic Youth, and a new music box project by composer Butch Morris. In adjacent space, sound was experienced on a CD jukebox for casual communal listening.

Robin Held, Associate Curator for Henry Art Gallery
The Allen Foundation for the Arts, KEXP 90.3 FM, Henry Art Gallery’s Contemporary Art Fund
Organized by the P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY; an affiliate of the MOMA. Curated by P.S.1 Director Alanna Heiss and Elliott Sharp with curatorial advisors Russell Haswell, John Head, and agnes b.
Featured artists: Vito Acconci, Tod Dockstader, Walter Murch, Muhal Richard Abrams, Laurie Anderson, Chris & Cosey, Survival Research Laboratories, Ryuichi Sakomoto, Sonic Youth, Butch Morris