"Sharply installed and smartly edited mini-survey of cutting-edge contemporary art… the works in ‘Data/Fields’ sharpen your senses, even as they blur the boundary between sight and sound." –
The Washington Post
Internationally renowned sound artist RICHARD CHARTIER brings together a celebrated group of international artists for Data/Fields, a thought-provoking new media exhibit which explores the connection between the viewer and the flow and transfer of data at Artisphere—on view through November 27. These selected and commissioned works by CALEB COPPOCK (U.S.), MARK FELL (U.K.), ANDY GRAYDON (U.S./Germany), RYOJI IKEDA (Japan), FRANCE JOBIN (Canada) act as hubs of sensory information—sites of signal, noise, presence, and absence. The viewer/listener becomes another connection, another point, in the flow and transferral of data. Data/Fields marks the artists’ gallery debut in the Washington, DC-area and includes two premiere exhibitions in the United States. The exhibit is a part of Artisphere’s ongoing commitment to present a forum for innovative new media that encourages visitors to discover and experience art through sensory touch, sound, and feel. Data/Fields is curated by renowned sound artist Richard Chartier.
About the Curator:
Richard Chartier (b.1971), sound and installation artist, is considered one of the key figures in the current of reductionist electronic sound art which has been termed both “microsound” and Neo-Modernist. Chartier’s minimalist digital work explores the inter-relationships between the spatial nature of sound, silence, focus, perception and the act of listening itself.
Chartier’s critically acclaimed sound works have been published over the past 12 years as 40 compact discs on labels such as 12k/LINE (US), Raster-Noton (Germany), Spekk (Japan), Non Visual Objects (Austria), Room40 (Australia), Die Stadt (Germany), DSP (Italy), ERS (Netherlands), and Trente Oiseaux (Germany). He has collaborated with noted sound artists Taylor Deupree, William Basinski, CoH, and German pioneer Asmus Tietchens, as well as installation artists Evelina Domnitch, Dmitry Gelfand, and visual artist Linn Meyers. His work currently appears on 38 international sound art and electronic music compilations.