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With a ten-year active partnership under their belt with Frieze Art Fair (in London, and now New York), BMW presented Frieze Sounds once again, exhibited in the BMW 7 Series shuttle service to Frieze New York 2014. The fair was held this past weekend, May 9–12 on Randall’s Island.
Cecilia Alemani curated the program of sound works by artists Keren Cytter, Cally Spooner, and Hannah Weinberger that could be heard on the ride from Manhattan to Randall’s Island. “This year, I wanted to commission artists who use the medium of sound to engage audiences in different ways,” Alemani said.
Cytter’s piece, Constant State of Grace, was minimalist, intended to be a hypnotic anti-dote to the hectic feel of an art fair. A Space, left in for Heroes. Any Questions? by Spooner was less relaxing, consisting of a disjointed voiceover of stage directions interrupted by the noise of a jazz band. Weinberger’s work Hey was meant to be more ambient, low tones that vibrated at the speed of her unborn baby’s heartbeat.