Call for Contributions: RACKET! Art in Pursuit of Peace and Quiet

“RACKET! Art in Pursuit of Peace and Quiet” is a forthcoming exhibition and book that explores excessive sound, a rampant form of environmental pollution.

Artists are invited to address the symptoms of noise pollution or propose its remediation.

Solutions, observations, reflections, defenses, offenses, anti-dotes are welcome.

Noise pollution can cause hearing loss, disrupt sleep, interfere with communication; factor into  cardiac, respiratory, neurological, and other physiological maladies; produce stress, high blood pressure, anger, and frustration; lower resistance to disease and infection; cause circulatory problems, ulcers, asthma, colitis, headaches, and gastrointestinal disorders; interfere with children’s language development and learning ability. In addition, excessive noise harms  livestock, pets, and animals in the wild. Vibrations induced by sound waves can also damage property.

Curators: Linda Weintraub and Riva Weinstein

Information about submitting a proposal:  https://sites.google.com/site/projectracket/

Deadline: September 1, 2014

Your artwork might:

 

Compare contemporary and historic soundscapes.

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Consider the appeal of dangerous sound volume.

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Eliminate, suppress, or replace excessive noise.

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Examine social justice issues related to noise.

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Provide relief for the victims of noise pollution.

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Originate a new approach to noise polllution.

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Harvest noise. Transform it into a resource.

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Solve a specific form of noise pollution.

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Visualize or physicalize extreme noise.

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Depict the effect of clamor on children.

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Trace the history of ‘quiet’ ordinances.