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Date & Time

Friday, September 27, 2019 to Tuesday, December 31, 2019


Multiple Locations (see description)




Smart Museum of Art


This outdoor sound art exhibition presents site-specific works by nine Chicago artists that explore thresholds, passageways, and common spaces across the University of Chicago’s campus.

The Chicago Sound Show showcases Chicago’s extraordinary sound art scene. The participating artists have created new works for historic and modern outdoor sites across the University’s campus, including Swift Cloister Garden, Campus North Residential Commons, Cobb Gate, Botany Pond, and the Smart Museum of Art courtyard. Through use of “found sound,” meditative human voice, acoustic archaeology, and more, the works reveal and amplify the architectural peculiarities of campus while enriching our sensual knowledge of space.

* Olivia Block
* Nomi Epstein
* David Wallace Haskins
* Walter Kitundu
* Lou Mallozzi
* Stephan Moore
* Sam Pluta
* Andy Slater
* Katherine Young

The Chicago Sound Show is curated by Laura Steward, Curator of Public Art, and Sam Pluta, Assistant Professor of Composition and Director of the Computer Music Studio, the University of Chicago.