For the closing of Beyond the Sounds of Silence: Latin American Artists Connecting Art, Sound, and Society at the Lowe Art Museum, Yucef Merhi will join fellow exhibition artists Gustavo Matamoros, Richard Garet, and Muu Blanco in presentation and sound performances.
Merhi's large-scale installation, Compassion, presented in the show, integrates language, video games, sound, and consciousness. The work is comprised of five CRT TVs with transparent cases connected to five Atari 2600 game consoles and a directional sound system. Each Atari device holds a cartridge programmed and assembled by the artist. These custom cartridges display words depicting one of Merhi's epiphanies: "Compassion is the Divine Compass."
|BEYOND THE SOUNDS OF SILENCE|
|In the beginning was sound. Not only is hearing the first sense to awaken in humans and the last to be extinguished, but “oscillation, resonance, rhythmicity and coherence are properties of…|
Beyond the Sounds of Silence: Latin American Artists Connecting Art, Sound, and Society
Saturday, October 1, 2022
1pm to 3pm
Lowe Art Museum
1301 Stanford Dr
Coral Gables, FL 33146