Out There Atlanta’s Summer Sound Series: Michael Gibson on Sound Installations

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Michael Gibson at the Panathenaic Stadium in Athens, Greece where he created a sound installation titled "YNWA" for curator Cay Sophie Rabinowitz's exhibition "Splendid Isolation" as part of the 2nd Athen's Biennale in 2009.
Michael Gibson at the Panathenaic Stadium in Athens, Greece where he created a sound installation titled YNWA for curator Cay Sophie Rabinowitz’s exhibition Splendid Isolation as part of the 2nd Athen’s Biennale in 2009.

Episode 70: This summer, Out There Atlanta presents Summer Sound Series, a collection of interviews with artists who find inspiration in sound or directly use it in their works.

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Michael Gibson is an artist who works in a variety of mediums ranging from painting to drawing to sound. In this podcast, Gibson discusses the genesis of his interest in sound and two of his most important works in the medium. His first piece, We are selling mainly to Americans, is a is a digital multi-channel recording that was recorded over 7 days of an art fair in December, 2007. The second piece, YNWA, is a site-specific sound installation created for the 2nd Athens Biennale. YNWA uses three sound samples:  Liverpool football fans, the voice of Marcel Duchamp and “The Conversation” by Francis Ford Coppola. Listen to the podcast to find out more.

Topics include: analog versus digital, Stan Brakhage, Steve Reich, and eavesdropping on art dealers. Michael Gibson’s installation can be viewed online here.

Audio: Click the player above to listen to Lampe’s conversation with artist Michael Gibson, or download the MP3.

Curator Cay Sophie Rabinowitz riding a bike through the installation.
Curator Cay Sophie Rabinowitz riding a bike through the installation.

 

Publicity photo for "YNWA" by Michael Gibson.
Publicity photo for YNWA by Michael Gibson.

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