Control: Jacqueline Kiyomi Gordon

Event has passed (Fri Mar 7, 2014 - Sun Jun 15, 2014)
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA)
12:00pm-8:00pm, 12:00pm -6:00 pm on Sundays Closed Mon-Wed
$8 - $10
Art, Museums


Opening Reception: Fri, Mar 7 6:00 PM- 8:00 PM

Exhibit: Sat, Mar 8– Sun, Jun 15

Control: Jacqueline Kiyomi Gordon

Los Angeles-based artist Jacqueline Kiyomi Gordon works in sound, installation, and sculpture. Her work is often devised around audio and spatial feedback systems that manipulate the visitor’s awareness of sound and space, incorporating the physical and sonic qualities of surrounding architecture to engage the viewer’s senses. Gordon investigates cybernetic systems of control within sound and architectural design in the 20th and 21st centuries, from anechoic chambers to the military’s use of Long Range Acoustic Device (LRAD) speakers. Her work uncovers how such systems regulate human subjectivity, mobility, and perception.

Control: Technology in Cultue

Control: Technology in Culture is a new series of exhibitions in the Upstairs Galleries showcasing work by emerging and mid-career artists who examine the social, cultural, and experiential implications of technology. The exhibitions in this series seek to prompt timely questions about the profound and far-reaching influence of technology in our daily lives by focusing on artists whose work spans a multitude of disciplines and relates to a diverse set of issues, including architecture, acoustics, psychology, labor, consumerism, the environment, and the military.

The term “control” refers to philosopher Gilles Deleuze’s theory that, as a result of the ever-increasing role of information technology, Michel Foucault’s “disciplinary society” of the 20th century has given way to a “control society” in the 21st century. In contrast to discipline, which molds the individual through confinement in factories, prisons, and schools, control is diffuse, adaptable, and ubiquitous, modulating rather than molding the individual


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