The Icebox Project Space is an innovative and experimental contemporary exhibition space where visual artists, musicians, film makers, and performers are able to work, think, and collaborate within a uniquely large scale and open structure.
Our mission is to facilitate projects that are a betterment of the community and to push for social change. We look to artworks, performances, videos, movement, and sound that have a sense of urgency and relevance in and around Philadelphia. We work with artists that are pushing against something, whether it is oppressive institutions, construction of identity, or even the creative process itself.
NOW ON VIEW
Sept 26- Nov 8 2018
Reception: October 11, 6-9pm
Artist Talk: Temple Contemporary, Tyler School of Art
September 20, 6pm
The Icebox Project Space, in partnership with the Clay Studio, is proud to present the work of Julianne Swartz. Building on processes and techniques Julianne has honed over her highly accomplished career, Seven Sines is her continued investigation into tangible and intangible materials, aided by analog and digital technologies.
Swartz has specially selected the Icebox for its unique architectural and acoustic properties, which amplify and extend each resonant tone. In the space, discrete objects expand acoustically, creating a somatic awareness of their small physical presence and foregrounding sound as material. The glass and ceramic forms in Seven Sines amplify, conduct, hold and release sound. Using a feedback process to read the air mass in each vessel, Swartz is able to locate, generate and record that form’s unique harmonics. Without additive sound, the objects emit their own ideal frequencies— pure sine tones resonating optimally in their own bodies.
These seven forms perform their random sequences of intermittence, harmony, and dissonance, in concert — a composition of change and chance.
IMAGE: Julianne Swartz, Sine Body 2017
Blown glass, Unglazed porcelain, electronics, sound generated from the objects
Dimensions variable. Duration: 25:04
Installation view, Icebox Project Space