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With Hidden Noise

May 23 - July 06, 2014
Glyndor Gallery

Wave Hill is pleased to present With Hidden Noise, an installation that invites visitors to become absorbed in the act of listening.  Curated by sound and media artist Stephen Vitiello and organized by Independent Curators International(ICI), With Hidden Noise is titled after Marcel Duchamp’s ready-made of a ball of string containing a mysterious sound-making object hidden in its folds. The installation brings together evocative sounds, some made by traditional instruments and field recordings, others masked through electronic processes.  Artists whose sounds are included in the exhibition are Taylor Deupree, Jennie C. Jones, Pauline Oliveros, Andrea Parkins, Steve Peters, Steve Roden, Michael J. Schumacher and Stephen Vitiello.

Visitors to Glyndor Gallery will experience the range of works in the show in the context of the garden, its summer foliage abundantly present through the windows of the Sun Porch, where With Hidden Noise will be installed. Wave Hill is the only venue in New York City where this travelling exhibition will be presented.

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Pictured above: Stephen Vitiello, Finding Pictures in Search of Sounds, 2008.  Courtesy of the artist.


With Hidden Noise is part of ICI’s Exhibitions in a Box series. Produced by Independent Curators International (ICI), New York, this exhibition is curated by Stephen Vitiello. It is made possible, in part, by a grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation and the ICI Board of Trustees.


The Arts at Wave Hill are supported by the Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc.; Michael J. Shannon; Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation; the National Endowment for the Arts; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; New York Community Trust Edward and Sally Van Lier Fund; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; The Pollock-Krasner Foundation; The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation; and by the Cathy and Stephen Weinroth Commissioning Fund for the Arts.