Thom Kubli

Black Hole Horizon

August 20September 1, 2012

With forms based on a geometrodynamic physics model of a black hole, five horns are positioned in a room of white fabric. As each horn generates a tone, inky black bubbles emerge from within, deformed by the energy of the sound. Eventually achieving freedom, each black bubble lingers in space for a moment before bursting onto the white room’s boundaries.

Spectators are invited to explore the space by walking along a path through the room and witnessing the transformation of sound into ephemeral sculptures.

Argeo Ascani

Berlin-based composer and artist Thom Kubli has exhibited and presented his work over the past several years in museum spaces and festivals that include: ICA (London), Akademie der Künste (Berlin), Ars Electronica (Linz), the New Museum (NYC), Radar Festival (Mexico), Transmediale (Berlin), Eyebeam (NYC), Kunstpalast Düsseldorf, and USP (São Paolo).

He is a member of Junge Akademie and Akademie der Künste, Berlin and has held workshops and lectures on sound art and interactive media at ISEA Festival, Goldsmiths College, London, and the University of São Paolo, among others.

Thom Kubli
12–6 PM, Monday–Saturday
Studio 2
August 20September 1, 2012

Production support provided by the Department of Architecture at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Zackery Belanger, Acoustic Design and Consultant
David Jaschik, Mekatronik
Special thanks to Peter Zhang, Jim Van Duyne, Eric Ameres and Eric Lin.

In Depth

EMPAC 2012-2013 presentations, residencies, and commissions are made possible by continuous support from the Jaffe Fund for Experimental Media and Performing Arts. Additional project support by the National Endowment for the Arts; the National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; the New York State Council for the Arts; Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts; Arts Council Norway, Fond for Lyd og Bilde, and Fond for Utøvende Kunstner.

National Endowment for the Arts
NEFA - New England Foundation for the Arts
National Science Foundation
State of the Arts - NYSCA