September 22 - December 2, 2023
From the UT Visual Arts Center:
“Jacqueline Kiyomi Gork combines sound and objects to test the boundaries of experiential connection. Gork’s installations facilitate embodied experiences, casting the viewer as an active participant of a choreographic interplay comprised of sculptural and sonic forms. Using evocative materials such as human hair, felt, acoustic foam, and latex, Gork’s works often move, change shape, expand and contract while emitting sounds gathered from the surrounding environment. The specific features of a site are integral to the fabric of the work—footsteps, conversations, room acoustics, and other ambient sounds are recorded, remixed, and played on speakers as an interactive sound composition. The output is often a beguiling cacophony; a multi-layered feedback loop that continues to evolve over time.
At the Visual Arts Center (VAC), a new inflatable sculpture modeled after a Japanese lantern from the artist’s personal collection will fill the interior of the VAC’s largest gallery, incorporating sounds collected from the VAC’s courtyard. Together, the sounds of blowers, of flowing water, of visitors, and of the VAC’s interior space will transform the gallery into an interactive indoor sonic garden.
Jacqueline Kiyomi Gork is organized by MacKenzie Stevens, former director, and Melissa Fandos, 2023–2024 VAC curatorial fellow. Major support for this project generously provided by the Kaleta A. Doolin Foundation.
The Artist-in-Residence program at the Visual Arts Center (VAC) is supported by the VAC Artist-in-Residence Endowed Fund.”
On View: September 22, 2023 | 12–5 pm
23rd and Trinity Streets
Austin, 78712 TX