“Infinite Ear”

Garage Museum of Contemporary Art
Krimsky Val, 9
June 12–September 2

Curated by Grégory Castéra and Sandra Terdjman

Several years ago, during a meeting in a Paris café, Grégory Castéra and Sandra Terdjman asked me how being deaf offered different ways of hearing sound, and how sound’s absence creates an invitation to reconceive the sonic field. The result of our conversation and further curatorial research is titled “Infinite Ear,” an exhibition that perceives hearing disabilities as enabling—not disabling—and turns the museum into a sensorium of reimagined sound. This newest incarnation of their project—a version was presented at the Bergen Assembly in Norway in 2016—will also incorporate research from a yearlong survey of the deaf community in Moscow, while including works by Tarek Atoui, Lendl Barcelos, Goda Budvytyte, Valentina Desideri, and Myriam Lefkowitz, as well as Alison O’Daniel’s unforgettable ongoing sculpture-and-video project, The Tuba Thieves, 2013–.