FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 16, 2009
MEDIA CONTACT: Lesley Oliver | 480-874-4654 | loliver [at] sccarts [dot] org
Rewind Remix Replay: Design, Music & Everyday Experience
December 19, 2009 – May 23, 2010
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA)
(Scottsdale, Arizona) The upcoming exhibition Rewind Remix Replay: Design, Music & Everyday Experience highlights the role played by production and consumption in fashioning our experience of music in everyday life. Music culture thrives within an ecology of such products as turntables, iPods and synthesizers; it expresses itself through images reproduced on dance hall flyers, record sleeves and CD inserts; it gets distributed globally in such media forms as television shows, MTV videos and My Space; it is exhibited in independent record shops, second-hand music stores and large malls; and it finds ubiquity in such technological formats as MP3 files, P2P networks and iTunes.
The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) will invite viewers to experience the material culture of music through the innovative products, new media and exciting visuals that surround the making, marketing and consuming of music. In the graphic designs of punk album covers and the product designs of digital listening devices are stories of the cultural meanings of music. Rewind Remix Replay will visualize these stories through an interactive and engaging exhibition of the past, present and future of music-making and listening. The exhibition will include c.150 products, graphics, sound & video samples and fashion items used to promote and distribute five key object types: boomboxes, personal portable stereos, turntables, guitars and synthesizers with a focus on the music culture from the late 1940s through the present.
Organized by the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. Guest-curated by Prasad Boradkar, Associate Professor, Industrial Design and Co-Director, InnovationSpace & CriticalCorps College of Design, Arizona State University with Senior Curator Claire Schneider.
AUGUST 8, 2009: OPEN CALL FOR MUSIC DESIGN OBJECTS
SMoCA is currently preparing to hold a second open call for music design objects at the Museum this summer on Saturday, August 8, 2009 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. in hopes of unearthing unique and eclectic pieces from the community for potential inclusion in the exhibition. The Museum is particularly interested in portable listening devices, playback machines, musical instruments, related advertisements and related attachments from the 1940s to 2010. Visitors should not bring clothing and all items must be in excellent condition to be considered. If your item is too large to easily transport to the Museum, please bring (or send via email) a photograph instead. SMoCA will not offer appraisals of any items.
Each person who brings one or more items (or photographs of items) will receive free admission to SMoCA on August 8 as well as two free passes to come back and see the exhibition Rewind Remix Replay: Design, Music and Everyday Experience once it opens in December.
For questions related to the object search or the exhibition, please contact:
Claire C. Carter, curatorial coordinator
480-874-4630 or clairec [at] sccarts [dot] org
The Scottsdale Cultural Council, a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, is contracted by the City of Scottsdale, Arizona, to administer certain city arts and cultural projects and to manage the City-owned Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, and the Scottsdale Public Art Program. The programs of the Scottsdale Cultural Council are made possible, in part, by the support of members and donors and grants received from the Arizona Commission on the Arts through appropriations from the Arizona State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.
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