The Social Register
Saturday, 19 September 3-6pm
The work of Jules Gimbrone (b. 1982 Pittsburgh, USA; lives and works in Los Angeles) also asks how performance is captured and transmitted, and in particular the role an audience plays in that process. Combining sound and objects into immersive aural and haptic environments, Gimbrone re-engineers sites of past performances with audio transduction equipment, producing installations that transform the sounds of performance into a physical experience for the audience. Gimbrone’s new work Traps and Transmutations (2015) is comprised of resonance frequency recordings of the gallery bedroom’s architecture, which are played with transducers through a fictional set that includes a built stage, a glass vase, and microphones. The audience’s entrance into the room produces completely new, infinitely mutable situations, in which physical presence and participation alters the sound frequency of the recordings.