Exposition Space Archive

CURRENT EXHIBITION

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Exposition Space is the Museum of Portable Sound’s temporary exhibit gallery. The Exposition Space is housed in our Frank Gehry Wing along with our exclusive Members Room.

Our fourth and latest temporary exhibition is entitled Portable Sound In Cinema 1979-2000. This critical survey of portable sound devices in late 20th Century cinema was curated by Museum of Portable Sound Director and Chief Curator John Kannenberg.

The exhibition consists of a 16 minute montage of film clips detailing the use of portable sound devices in films. Foremost a tracing of the Hollywood history of the boombox, the exhibition also features the Walkman, the Compact Disc, the LP record, the Microcassette Recorder, and the MiniDisc, to examine themes of race, power, gender, and love.

Portable Sound In Cinema 1979-2000 opened to the public on 21 March 2018, with a private view event to be announced at a later date. The exhibition is free to attend, and open to all who book a visit to the museum. Learn how to book your own visit.

Find out more about this exhibition – Download the exhibition catalogue. A free printed copy of the exhibition catalogue is provided for visitors.


PREVIOUS EXHIBITIONS

4 November 2016 – 5 March 2018

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Our third exhibition featured sound pieces by Mexican artist Daniel Toca. The exhibition, entitled Transitivity of Implication, was curated by Cristina Sousa Martínez.

Find out more about this exhibition – Download the exhibition catalogue.


17 June 2016 – 31 October 2016

Jessica Akerman: Heave and Flow

Our second exhibition featured three soundscapes of labour and play recorded by London artist Jessica Akerman. These pieces were recorded as part of a series of interrelated projects commissioned for various venues between 2010 – 2014.

Guest curated by Dr. Irene Noy of the Courtauld Institute of Art, Jessica’s work was featured in the Exposition Space during the Summer 2016 season.

Find out more about this exhibit – download its Gallery Guide.


11 November 2015 – 31 May 2016

Ryan Maguire: The Ghost in the MP3

Our inaugural exhibition is a solo show by sound artist, mathematician, and composer Ryan Maguire. As an artist, Ryan explores technology’s role as an intermediary between human experience and the natural world, and the pieces he has selected for inclusion in our first temporary exhibition explore the sonic artifacts of MP3 compression. Ryan’s work has been written about by websites like Vox, the Onion’s AV Club, and io9.com, and been featured on CBC Radio. He is currently a PhD student in Composition and Computer Technologies at the University of Virginia Center for Computer Music.

Ryan’s work was featured in the Exposition Space during the Autumn/Winter 2015-2016 season.

Find out more about this exhibit – download its Gallery Guide.

Read more about this project at Ryan’s personal website.

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