press release

Infinite Ear
Tarek Atoui, Lendl Barcelos, Goda Budvytyte, Valentina Desideri, Myriam Lefkowitz, Alison O´Daniel
12.06.2018 - 02.09.2018

Infinite Ear is an exhibition of hearing situations that has been derived from an ongoing series of international workshops and dialogues with deaf and hard of hearing individuals.

Developed in Moscow as part of Garage’s Field Research Program, the artists and curators explored various connections between society’s understanding of deafness and multiple dimensions of Russian cultural history. The resulting exhibition presents a unique sonic space where the public are invited to hear, feel, understand, dream, and play sound in a way they have never encountered before. The experience includes WITHIN, a display of instruments by Tarek Atoui, played during concerts and workshops, and a project by Alison O’Daniel composed of sculptures and a video series entitled Tuba Thieves. To amplify the central exhibition thesis—that each person has their own way to perceive sound through vibration, body movement, sign language, images, and fiction—an experimental mediation will be established by the artists Lendl Barcelos, Valentina Desideri and Myriam Lefkowitz. The first version of Infinite Ear was presented for the Bergen Assembly in Norway in 2016.

Curated by Council (Grégory Castéra and Sandra Terdjman). The exhibition at Garage is organized by Anastasia Mityushina, Curator of Public Programs, and Iaroslav Volovod, Assistant Curator, in collaboration with the Inclusive Department team.

Tarek Atoui
Tarek Atoui (b. 1980, Lebanon) is a musician and sound artist. He has presented his custom-built electronic instruments internationally; his most recent projects were presented at dOCUMENTA 13 in Kassel (2012), Serpentine Gallery in London (2012), the 8th Berlin Biennale (2014), Tate Modern (2016), and Bergen Assembly (2016). Tarek lives and works in Paris