Listen to Coastlines

Frank Dufour lead the ambitious project for the University of Texas at Dallas to implement a sound installation for the exhibition “Coastline” at the Dallas Museum of Art.  The exhibit sought to associate soundscapes not only to the different rooms of the exhibition but also to various singular paintings in the exhibition.  This was rendered possible by specialized sound-speakers that were hyper-directional and procured for the project.  Follows is an exerpt from the press release from the DMA : Coastlines: Images of Land and Sea, an exhibition of over 50 paintings, photographs, and works on paper, explores how visual artists of the modern period (1850–present) have represented coastal landscapes. Drawn from the collection of the Dallas Museum of Art and from local collections, Coastlines will open alongside The Lens of Impressionism: Photography and Painting Along the Normandy Coast, 1850–1874, a touring exhibition on view at the DMA February 21–May 22, 2010, to give visitors both an expansive and an in-depth portrayal of the coastal experience over time and in various media.

On view from April 25 through August 22, 2010, Coastlines: Images of Land and Sea will be enhanced by an evocative sound installation relating and responding directly to the works on display. Created by faculty and graduate students in the Arts and Technology (ATEC) program at the University of Texas at Dallas, this multilayer “sound-scape” will be heard throughout the exhibition and represents the most ambitious collaboration between ATEC and the Dallas Museum of Art to date.

Image : Entrance of  “Coastlines”  Exhibition

‘Coastlines,’ Dallas Museum of Art

  • Sound Design

“Coastlines, Images of Land and Sea”

April 25–August 22, 2010
Chilton Galleries