Join us for the opening reception of Resonance/Dissonance, featuring six prominent artists from the de la Cruz Collection, Tracey Emin, Aida Ruilova, Quisqueya Henriquez, Sarah Morris, Beatriz Monteavaro and Susanne M. Winterling.
Resonance/Dissonance brings together works in an immersive environment to demonstrate the powerful ways in which artists have employed single-channel video and sound as a platform for formal and conceptual experimentation. These women artists have exploited the range of video’s artistic potential and used the medium to explore themes of gender, violence, sexuality, the body, and popular culture.
Resonance is the quality of a sound that stays loud, clear, and deep for a long time. In music, resonating tones are notes, which compose chords, which, in turn, compose songs. But resonance is also a state of being. More than a physical process, resonance can be personal and purely emotional. For something to resonate, it must evoke something meaningful and important to a person, like an emotion, a memory, an image, an idea, or a belief. Dissonance is a harsh, disagreeable combination of sounds; discord. In music it is characterized by clashing or unresolved musical intervals or chords. Dissonance is also a lack of agreement, consistency, or harmony; a state of conflict that cannot be resolved and can affect beliefs, emotions, and physiology.