Friday, September 9, 2011

Reverb at Lopez Museum

(Lopez Museum, September 12, 2011-April 3, 2012)
Lopez Museum exhibit opens Sept 14.
Mall Of Asia exhibit opens Sept 15

What does a museum sound like?

Apart from the gustatory and olfactory, the aural sense is possibly the least serviced among all the human sensory channels through which we experience what gets shown in museums and other spaces tending to human sensation. And so it was in keeping with the idea of venturing forth into mostly untrodden paths that Lopez Museum presents Reverb, a group exhibition on sound and the broad auditory spectrum as it opens to the public September 12, 2011. Reverb is the museum’s onsite offering for the Zero In museum consortium’s Open Call Festival which runs from September 15-24, 2011 at the SM Mall of Asia Atrium.

Reverb takes off from notions having to do with resonance, registration, and audible impressions. It brings together sound-based work from artists such as Eric Ambata, Kawayan de Guia, Tad Ermitaño, IC Jaucian, Diokno Pasilan, Ronald Tomas, the collaborative, E.X.I.S.T. (Experimentation in Sound Art Tradition), and UP College of Music ethnomusicologist Dr. Christine Muyco. In responding to Lopez Museum’s open call for sound-based proposals last year, these artists will be showing an amalgam of old and new works drawn up from the ambient and self-produced, the installative and site-specific, the found and the overlooked, alongside objects from the museum collection that invoke hearing and an overall sharpening of the experiential aspect of encountering art.

Reverb’s off-site component at the SM MOA Atrium will encourage mallers to physically engage with everyday objects such as air mattresses, and surrounding foliage. Live performances from these invited artists will make up both Reverb’s onsite and off-site complements which are also intended to emphasize the temporal and intangible nature of sound art.

The Lopez Museum is at the ground floor, Benpres Building, Exchange Road corner Meralco Avenue, Pasig City. Museum days and hours are Mondays-Saturdays, 8am-5pm,except holidays. You may reach the museum through telephone Numbers: 6312417/6359545. More information may be seen in blogsite:,!/Lopez_Muse and


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