The Dubai-based Gallery of Light, part of DUCTAC, the Dubai Community Theatre and Arts Centre, is hosting a sound art exhibit this month, January 2014. The curator, Simon Coates, invited me to participate.
Sound art doesn't get much attention in major museums—which is surprising, given how often modern art deals with intangible subjects. But this weekend, MoMA opened up its first exhibition devoted solely to audio art, Soundings, and it was definitely worth the wait.
Sound art is a term that's almost always cause for concern, but this elegant installation by artist Ruben Dhers is gloriously captivating. In "Playa," 14 guitars lying under a tangled canopy of wires are listlessly strummed by an orchestra of 31 fabric-clad DC motors conducted (in the musical sense) by an Arduino…