"WORKING WITH SOUND IN REAL TIME"
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Richard Garet interweaves various media including moving image, sound, multimedia performance, and photography. In work ranging from modified environments to site specific installations to audiovisual screening works, Garet constructs intimate spaces and immersive situations that draw attention to the processes of perception and cognition, and which activate sensorial, physical, psychological phenomena that reflect on the nature and experience of time.
Garet’s pieces, whether conceptual in origin or stemming from his investigation of complex systems and algorithmic translations, are informed by the background noise established by mass media culture and the collective arena that surrounds him. Garet’s reductive process seeks to invert the normative function of this background noise, drawing it up from subliminal status to an active presence. He finds further inspiration from material interactions that incorporate problems of context, technology, defunctionalization, commodity, and environment.
Richard Garet holds an MFA from Bard College. Award and Grants include the Jerome Foundation Residency Grant through the Clocktower, Art-on-Air; the Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant; the Jerome Foundation Residency Grant through Issue Project Room; and the New York State Council on the Arts Grant through Lehman College. He completed an Artist Production Studio Residency at the Clocktower, NYC in 2013; an artist in residency at Issue Project Room, NYC in 2010; and in 2006 was artist in residence at Taliesin West, Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, Scottsdale, Arizona. Recent exhibitions and performances include Soundings: A Contemporary Score, Museum of Modern Art, New York; Extraneous to the Message, Julian Navarro Projects, NY; The Spacious Now and the Scale of the instantaneous, Studio 10, NY; 5X5 Real Unreal, Museum of Art Acarigua-Araure, Venezuela; EAC: Espacio de Arte Contemporáneo, Montevideo, Uruguay; Fine Arts Museum of Montreal; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona (MACBA), Barcelona, Spain; Art Museum of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico; and el Museo del Barrio, NYC. His work has been profiled and reviewed globally and his sonic constructions have been published through sound art labels such as 23five, And-Oar, Non Visual Objects, Winds Measure Recordings, Unframed Recordings, Con-V, Leerraum, White_Line Editions, OBS, Sourdine, and Contour Editions.
MAAS Talk Richard Garet in conversation with Seth Cluett
Seth Cluett (b. Troy, NY) is an artist, perfomer, and composer whose work ranges from photography and drawing to video, installation, concert music, and critical writing. His “subtle…seductive, immersive”(Artforum) sound work has been characterized as “rigorously focused and full of detail” (e/i) and “dramatic, powerful, and at one with nature”(The Wire). Boomcat described his 2011 CD Objects of Memory on the Line Imprint as a “beautifully tremulous and thoughtful exploration inelectro-acoustic sound.” His work explores everyday actions at extreme magnification, celebrates minutae by amplifying impossible tasks, and explores the working of memory in forms that rethink the role of the senses in an increasingly technologized society. The recipient of grants from Meet the Composer and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, he has presented work in thirteen countries on five continents at venues suchas Mass MoCA, The Kitchen, GRM, Palais de Tokyo,STEIM, and Dundee Contemporary Arts. Recent work is documented on Line, Radical Matters, Sedimental, and Winds Measure recordings. This past fall, Cluett joined the faculty of Contemporary Arts at Ramapo College of New Jersey wherehe teaches courses in audio engineering as well as electronic and experimental sound practices.