Terry Nauheim: There’s Something Here From Somewhere Else

Terry Nauheim’s installation explores visual representations of documented sound transmissions. Lifted from QSL cards (postcards used by radio stations to verify the receipt of a broadcast signal), the project’s imagery signifies specific moments in time when a radio signal was heard.  Sounds of high frequency and other electromagnetic sounds captured by the artist in transit play back algorithmically in real-time with corresponding animations.

Installation: There’s Something Here From Somewhere Else

Terry Nauheim
Thu, Dec 2, 7pm: Opening
Fri, Dec 3, 12-5pm: Installation“There’s Something Here From Somewhere Else” explores visual representations of documented sound transmissions. Lifted from QSL cards (postcards used by radio stations to verify the receipt of a broadcast signal), the project’s imagery signifies specific moments in time when a radio signal was heard. These pictures of transmissions have been excerpted from their geographical, nationalistic, and political references including pictures of radio equipment, people making music, towers, maps, and national symbols. Sounds of high frequency and other electromagnetic sounds captured by the artist in transit play back algorithmically in real-time with corresponding animations. The resulting work combines hand drawing, animation, and audio to reveal a universal language of sound graphics.

Terry Nauheim manipulates sound recordings as physical objects, seeking new models of authorship. She has exhibited her artwork at the AC Institute, New York City; Bronx Museum of the Arts; the Contemporary Museum, Baltimore; Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts; the Drawing Room, London; Musée Art Contemporain Lyon; and the Sculpture Center, Long Island City. Her work has been included in festivals including “Biennale Musique en Scène,” Lyon”; “New York, New Sounds,” New York City; “New York Electronic Art Festival,” New York City; and “Visual Sounds Festival,” Cologne. She was distinguished as an Artist-in-Residence in Sound Art at Harvestworks (2005); a participant in the Bronx Museum of the Arts “Artist in the Marketplace” program (2003); and a recipient of the Maryland State Arts Council Individual “New Genre” Artist award (2002). Her work will be featured in the upcoming publication, “Transmission Arts: Artists and Airwaves,” PAJ Publications; additional publications include Rhizome, art@radio, “Link: Science/Technology/Innovation in the Arts,” and “Nomads Audiophile. In addition to producing her work, Ms. Nauheim teaches computer arts as a full-time professor at New York Institute of Technology.
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