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View of “Sounding the Body Electric: Experiments in Art and Music in Eastern Europe 1957–1984,” 2012.

Lodz

“Sounding the Body Electric: Experiments in Art and Music in Eastern Europe 1957–1984”

Muzeum Sztuki | MS1
Więckowskiego 36
May 25 - August 19

Curated by David Crowley and Daniel Muzyczuk

Assembling some forty experiments in film, sound sculpture, design, and graphic notation, “Sounding the Body Electric” exposes the fertile relationship between experimental art and new music in Eastern Europe during the Cold War, when state support of technological advancement opened a loophole for relatively uncensored artistic practice. In Lodz, curators David Crowley and Daniel Muzyczuk mine nearly three decades of material—including Slovakian Milan Grygar’s acoustic drawings, Serbian Katalin Ladik’s sound poetry, and a reconstruction of a 1970 performance by Polish artist Krzysztof Wodiczko and Hungarian-born composer Szabolcs Esztenyi—to highlight a cross section of the period’s most innovative artists of sound, light, waves, and wires.