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“Volumes for Sound” in Living Art Museum

The exhibition “Volumes for Sound” by American artists Melissa Dubbin and Aaron S. Davidson opened in the Living Art Museum (Nýlistasafnið) in Reykjavík last weekend. Their artwork involves creating certain forms for immaterial phenomena such as sound, light and smoke.


“Echoes” (2012) by Melissa Dubbin and Aaron S. Davidson. Archival pigment print on cotton rag, mounted on aluminum, diptych, 61×92 cm each.

At the Living Art Museum they exhibit photographs, video installations and sculptures from wood which serve two purposes, both as forms creating an installation within a certain space and as loudspeakers used during performances of sound pieces.

Dubbin and Davidson, along with American musician Shawn Onsgard, performed a sound piece at the exhibition’s opening on May 19, after which Icelandic sound artists and composers will also perform in the course of the exhibition.


From the opening.

“Volumes for Sound” is part of the string of exhibitions “(I)ndependent People” currently running as part of the Reykjavík Arts Festival, along with a number of other events in Iceland’s capital.

The Living Art Museum is open Tuesdays through Sundays from 12 to 5 pm and admission is free. “Volumes for Sound” will be on display until July 15.

Click here to read more about the Reykjavík Arts Festival.


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