FROM THE ARCHIVES: Sound/Art, 1984. SculptureCenter, New York. Installation view, clockwise from left to right: Hannah Wilke, Stand Up, 1982-84; Keith Sonnier, Triped, 1981; Vito Acconci, Three Columns for America, 1976; Alan Scarritt, Readout Re:Doubt (For A.R.), 1984; Bill and Mary Buchen, Sonic Maze, 1984; Connie Beckley, She Said/He Said, 1984; Carolee Schneemann, War Mop, 1983. Image courtesy SculptureCenter and the artists.
SculptureCenter’s groundbreaking 1984 exhibition, Sound/Art, marked one of the first explorations into the burgeoning fields of sound sculpture and audio art. The group show, curated by avant garde composer and sculptor, William Hellermann, was divided between SculptureCenter’s former location on East 69th Street in Manhattan and the Brooklyn Arts and Cultural Association (now Brooklyn Arts Council). Participating artists included Vito Acconci, Connie Beckley, Bill and Mary Buchen, Nicolas Collins, Sari Dienes and Pauline Oliveros, Richard Dunlap, Terry Fox, William Hellermann, Jim Hobart, Richard Lerman, Les Levine, Joe Lewis, Tom Marioni, James Pomeroy, Alan Scarritt, Carolee Schneemann, Bonnie Sherk, Keith Sonnier, Norman Tuck, Hannah Wilke, and Yom Gagatzi.