DESIGN, MATTER AND SOUND: THROUGH A MULTI-SENSORIAL EXHIBITION, THE ICONIC PALACE HOSTING THE DESIGN MUSEUM HOLON, IS TURNED INTO A MUSIC INSTRUMENT, TO EXPLORE THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN MUSIC AND DESIGN
What is the relationship between music and design? And what shapes does it take? And, mostly, how spaces and everyday experiences are influenced by sounds? These are some of the subjects tackled by the exhibition Sound and Matter in Design inaugurated last 29 June (until October, 29) at Holon Design Museum, Israeli.
Upon arrival, visitors get in touch with the exhibition’s largest object, the Design Museum Holon iconic building designed by Ron Arad, which, already a “musical building” in its visual appearance, is transformed into a musical instrument. Titled The Sound of Architecture, the site-specific installation curated by Anat Safran and Lila Chitayat exploits the building’s architecture and the capacity of its hollow Corten ribbons to function as echo chambers to create an all-immersive “musical arena”, where visitors become the composers.
“Sound is one of the most significant ‘raw materials’ in the designer’s toolbox”, says Maya Dvash, Design Museum Holon’s Chief Curator. Inside the Museum, Seeing Sound, an exhibition curated by Anat Safran, Lila Chitayat and Elisabetta Pisu, containing over 50 objects designed from the 1960s to the present day. Split into three categories – stationary, mobile, and interactive objects – the exhibition features historical pieces that recount the evolution of stereo systems and speakers. The pieces showcase the way sound and design fit harmoniously into domestic environments.
The Peripheral Corridor of the Museum features a solo exhibition titled Through the Mesh curated by Yael Taragan, who makes use of metal mesh (speaker grille) used in loudspeakers and audio equipment for the design and creation of unique jewelry pieces. Featured in the Design Laboratory is Loops, an exhibition including selected items from the Museum collection that embody a set of principles that tie in and apply to both sound and design alike. Exemplified by the notion of repetition, a concept that is utilized and interpreted in both worlds, this exhibition aims to bridge the gap between these two seemingly divergent categories and reveal how conceptually close they are and can be.
Sound and Matter in Design is sponsored by international leader in speaker components and systems Morel, through a collaboration with IMF Foundation. The exhibition is also supported by the Italian Embassy of Israel and the Italian Cultural Institute of Tel Aviv (Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Tel Aviv) and the Austrian Cultural Forum of Tel Aviv.
Sound and Matter in Design
From June, 29, until October, 28 2017
Design Museum Holon
Pinkhas Eilon St 8, Holon,
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