Atmosphere For Enjoyment - Harry Bertoia's Environment For Sound
Exhbition, MAD, New York, USA.
The exhibition modestly attempts to capture Bertoia’s intent for the vast body of work he produced over 35 years, through sound, interactivity, performances, and a range of ephemera. With the Sonambient Barn as a central character in the history of the works, the presentation has been designed around approximating the experience of hearing these sculptures played in situ. Speaking of the sounding sculptures in an interview with Paul Cummings, Bertoia said, “We are confronted with this puzzle of ... a sculptural element breaking the silence, it has a voice, hence we listen to it, maybe there is something to say.”