Sol Variations, a New Sound Installation by Richard Chartier

April 21, 2018, 7pm until late
  • Richard Chartier
  • Anja Weiser Flower

Free event

VOLUME and Human Resources are pleased to present Sol Variations, a new sound installation by Richard Chartier as part of “Cosm, Organism-Construction, Second Instance,” an exhibition of new work by Anja Weiser Flower.

Richard Chartier’s work under his own name has been widely celebrated for his groundbreaking explorations of the spatial nature of sound, silence, focus, perception, and the act of listening itself. This four-channel installation, which will be presented publicly for the first time at this event, will be experienced in darkness, with Anja Weiser Flower’s work providing the sole source of illumination within the space.

This event will be free of charge, and it is intended to be accessible to users of wheelchairs and other accessibility devices. Human Resources’ front entrance has one step, with a folding wheelchair ramp available. The side entrance is wheelchair accessible. Human Resources does not have a wheelchair accessible restroom. The bathroom is gender neutral and has 2 stalls adjacent to each other. Please contact Human Resources with any accessibility questions or requests.

Richard Chartier (b.1971) is a Los Angeles based artist, considered one of the key figures in minimalist sound art. Chartier’s works explore the inter-relationships between the spatial nature of sound, silence, focus, perception, and the act of listening itself.

Chartier’s critically acclaimed sound works have been published since 1998 on a variety of labels internationally including Room40 (Australia), Editions Mego (Austria), Important Records (US), Ash International (UK), Raster-Noton (Germany), Spekk (Japan), Trente Oiseaux (Germany), NVO (Austria), Farmacia901 (Italy), 12k (US), and his own imprint LINE (US).

He has collaborated with composer William Basinski, sound artists ELEH, CoH, France Jobin, Robert Curgenven, Taylor Deupree, AGF, and Yann Novak, and German electronic music pioneer Asmus Tietchens. In installation form, he has created works with multimedia artists Evelina Domnitch and Dmitry Gelfand, visual artist Linn Meyers, and projected light artist Anthony McCall. Under his guise Pinkcourtesyphone, an ambient project restarted in 2012, he has collaborated with Cosey Fanni Tutti, Kid Congo Powers, harpist Gwyneth Wentink, AGF, and thereminist Evelina Domnitch.

Chartier’s sound works/installations have been presented in museums and galleries internationally including the Whitney Biennial and the influential sound art exhibit Sounding Spaces at NTT/ICC in Tokyo. His performances have occurred live across Europe, Japan, Australia, and North America.

Since 2000, Chartier has curated his influential recording label LINE, publishing nearly 100 editions documenting the compositional and installation work of international sound and video artists who explore the aesthetics of contemporary and digital minimalism.

Anja Weiser Flower is trying to stitch together a newly centralized aesthetic construction. Anja Weiser Flower wants to pull the unitary social mind together with you. Is modeling a point of concentration whose sheaves you can read through, feeling some of the patterns in which our Everything organizes itself. Is trying to get you to feel the underlying potential of a transsexual universality in human life, is here for the potential of an unwhite disabled queer feminine transcendent overcoming, the material human community. Coming to meet the still very real possibility of globally overcoming the capitalist social world and establishing communistic social relations. Coming to meet the cosmos.

She lives in San Francisco, California, attended the San Francisco Art Institute, and will have her work featured in an upcoming project by the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation (GSAPP) and Printed Matter, Inc.