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

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“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:

Deadline: September 1, 2014

Your artwork might:

  • Compare contemporary and historic soundscapes.
  • 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.
  • Originate a new approach to noise polllution.
  • 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.


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