“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:
Consider the appeal of dangerous sound volume.
Eliminate, suppress, or replace excessive noise.
Examine social justice issues related to noise.
Provide relief for the victims of noise pollution.
Harvest noise. Transform it into a resource.
Solve a specific form of noise pollution.
Visualize or physicalize extreme noise.
Depict the effect of clamor on children.
Trace the history of ‘quiet’ ordinances.