The original iteration of Sonic Futures was a group exhibition at the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) that was on View from March 18 to June 11, 2017.
The exhibition explored the expansive and ubiquitous nature of music in our culture. Although it travels in invisible waves, it has a tangible impact and can emotionally and physically move people. We utilize it as a form of therapy, it adds drama and subtleties to film, and oftentimes, transports us to a particular moment in our life. Music is the medium of time—one can fast forward, rewind, pause, stop, replay, or remix sounds. And when combined with video and other media, such as drawing and performance, it takes on another dimension. The artists in Sonic Futures experiment with these elements. Their works reimagine our own contemporary conditions and propose new possibilities for the future.Sonic Futures is a dynamic platform of reflection where artists play and manipulate time: they considered the past and the present, and its consequences on our collective future.
The original artists in the show were: Laura Hyunjhee Kim, Keith Lafuente, INVASORIX, Merritt Wallace, Jeepneys, Jenifer Wofford, and Sofía Córdova.
The Sonic Futures artists featured on our broadcast on Untitled, Radio are Laura Hyunjhee Kim, Jeepneys, INVASORIX , and XUXA SANTAMARIA (a sound collective between Sonic Futures artist Sofía Córdova and Matthew Kirkland Gonzalez/ABIA.