David Winton Bell Gallery

Upcoming Exhibitions

August 22, 2014 - October 12, 2014

Audible Spaces features three installations spread across Brown University's campus that explore the dynamic relationship between sound and space. For the first installment of this exhibition, Tristan Perich's Microtonal Wall (2011) will be on display at the Granoff Center's Cohen Gallery. Drone like from a distance, the 25 ft long 1-bit sound field dissolves into 1500 unique tonal variations up close, exposing the architecture of electronic sound and the importance of positionality when listening. 

Curated by Alexis Lowry Murray
Image: Tristan Perich, Microtonal Wall, 2011 

Location Cohen Gallery, Granoff Center
August 30, 2014 - October 12, 2014

Audible Spaces features three installations that explore the dynamic relationship between sound and space. Zarouhie Abdalian’s site specific project uses parametric speakers embedded in the Bell Gallery’s ceiling to create a tuned environment that resonates with and responds to bodies passing through it. Twelve unique glass water vessels, each filled with enough water to produce the same tone, are placed throughout the gallery. In their conspicuous silence they make visible the horizon of sound. 



Curated by Alexis Lowry Murray 
Image: Zarouhie Abdalian, In Unison, 2014

Location Main Gallery
August 30, 2014 - October 12, 2014

Audible Spaces features three installations spread across Brown University's campus that explore the dynamic relationship between sound and space. [The User], a Montreal-based art collective, will present Coincidence Engine One: Universal People's Republic Time (2008) in List Art Lobby. This amphitheater-like space filled with thousands of ticking clocks provokes questions about uniformity, entropy, and the spaces of public address.  

Curated by Alexis Lowry Murray
Image: [The User], Coincidence Engine One: Universal People's Republic Time, 2008 

Location List Art Lobby