Education Blog

Listen Up!

By Karolina Manko, Education Assistant 06.05.14

For the past several weeks, four Media Arts Lab students from Pleasantville High School have been working in collaboration with JBFC faculty member Adam Rokhsar and commissioned sound artist John Morton on Usonia, a sonic art exhibition. Described as “a narrative that is heard but not seen,” Usonia creates a “visonless cinema” by incorporating field recordings, film clip audio, and interviews. The artwork is part of In the Garden of Sonic Delights, a county-wide exhibition of fifteen site-specific artworks located throughout six of Westchester’s most dynamic and cultural institutions (the Jacob Burns Film Center being one of them!). The entire exhibition has been commissioned by the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts.

Join us for the official Usiona launch this coming Tuesday, June 24 at 4:00 pm in Pleasantville’s Nonna Square! The free event will include remarks from those involved in the creation of Usonia, a demonstration of the exhibition, and light refreshments. And check out Caramoor’s website for more information on Usonia and all the other artworks that are part of In the Garden of Sonic Delights.