Jacqueline Kiyomi Gordon
The Only Thing that Makes Life Possible is Not Knowing What Comes Next
In this work in progress installation, sound artist Jacqueline Kiyomi Gordon investigates how one’s perception of sound can be changed as he or she moves through space. Using an interconnected series of listening rooms, each built with modular walls composed of a variety of materials (stone, metal, wood, cloth, etc.), Gordon creates a perpetually shifting audio experience from diffused sound projected from a ring of loudspeakers. As listeners move through the space, they are made aware of the parameters of the room and how they can actually control what they are hearing by altering their movement.
Jacqueline Kiyomi Gordon is a visual and sound artist who currently resides in Los Angeles. Her work integrates audio technologies into sculptural forms to question relationships of affect to an environment. She received a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute (2004) and an MFA from Stanford University (2011) where her research focused on the history of communications technology and the physiological and psychophysical effects of music and sound on the body. Gordon has had solo shows at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (2014), Pro Arts Gallery (2013, Oakland), Eli Ridgway Gallery (2012, San Francisco), and Queens Nails (2009, San Francisco), and she has been included in exhibitions at the Institute of Contemporary Art (London, UK), di Rosa (Napa, CA), and Machine Project (Los Angeles, CA). Gordon has received numerous awards, including the 2011 Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Award, a Center for Cultural Innovation Grant (2011), and a San Francisco Arts Commission Cultural Equity Grant (2009). She has participated in artist residencies at Skowhegan School of Drawing and Painting (2011), Bemis Center for Contemporary Art (2008) and Djerassi Resident Artists Program (2013).
For the past 6 years, Gordon has been a member of the music and performance collective, 0th, whose performances include venues such as the Berkeley Art Museum (2011), the San Francisco Electronic Music Festival (2011), and Southern Exposure (2010). She has recently been developing a new performance with sound artist, Leatitia Sonami. They have performed together at Yerba Center for the Arts (San Francisco, 2011) and SOMArts (San Francisco, 2012).