Opening October 28, 2022 in the Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art’s Project Gallery is “a sound falls but leaves no bruise” by Whitney Brennan.
“a sound falls but leaves no bruise” explores sound, poetry, textiles, and the mediums’ relationships to anxiety and misophonia (a condition in which certain sounds cause a negative response in the body). This exhibition invites audiences to ask questions about the relationships between our senses of hearing and touch, and between sound and textiles.
Our access to sound through touch is usually through vibrations; tiny oscillations of movement that pass through objects that, when touched, elicit a sensation. How else can we engage this cross-sensorial relationship between sound and touch? What does accessing sound feel like?
With both textiles and sound, the concepts of a ‘weave’ and ‘density’ influence our relationship to the medium. Consider the weight or thickness of a fabric, or how we experience sound as it weaves through us; how does that impact the way our bodies move through a space? The works ask us to consider our senses in relation to our mental health and our ability to construct or disrupt our surroundings through sound, or to connect to our environment through touch.
“a sound falls but leaves no bruise” is on from October 28 – December 10, 2022.
The Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art is open Tuesday to Friday, 11am – 6pm, and Saturday 11am – 4pm. To learn more about this exhibition visit www.alternatorcentre.com.