Thursday, 16 October 2008
21.100.100, Oct 16, 2008 ***
Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne International Arts Festival
200 Gertrude St. Fitzroy, Tues to Sun until Oct 25
Reviewer: Kate Herbert
One could spend hours perched on tiny stools at Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces gallery, listening to this sound installation.
100 21st century sound artists from different countries around the globe are represented here. In two clinical, white gallery rooms one picks up headphones that are devoted to each artist to listen to each design.
The works range from vinyl, techno-music through environmental sounds, designs echoing Japanese traditional music, remixed voices, random industrial sounds and many more. It’s free, so you can pop in for a minute or an hour.