A Sound Installation

Photo: Kevin Noble

 

Jack Goldstein’s A Sound Installation consisted of five pairs of phonograph records hung on opposite walls, accompanied by an airbrushed painting of two fighter jets flying through the air on the wall in-between. The records played consecutively in the gallery. The contents of the records were varied, including sound captured from inside an ocean liner’s hull paired with sound from across the water; a cowboy’s exclamations paired with a horse being ridden through a stream; and a woman sobbing paired with a girl giggling. Sundered from their context to connote a range of popular sources, these diverse recordings came across as floating signifiers, referring not to real-world events but to circuits of cinematic representations that culminated in a mediatized sense of drama.

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