Making her first solo museum exhibition, Los Angles-based artist Jacqueline Kiyomi Gork (b. 1982) will present a new sound-based installation in ICA LA’s Elsa Longhauser Project Room. With a background in communication technologies, acoustics, and computer music from Stanford University, Kiyomi Gork works with sound as both conceptual and literal material. Utilizing instruments commonly associated with noise control, such as speakers and sound blankets, the artist brings attention to what is unseen and unheard in order to reconfigure the relationship between sculpture, sound, and performance. This new installation builds upon her ongoing explorations into the embodied experience of sound and underscores the feedback loop inherent to the act of listening—essentially, what one hears affects how one moves, and how one moves affects what one hears. In blurring the distinctions between subject and object, Kiyomi Gork reveals the power structures underlying the listening experience to encourage a heightened awareness of the dynamics of perception.
Jacqueline Kiyomi Gork has been working with the intersection of sound, sculpture, and performance since 2002. She studied sound art, photography, and new genres at the San Francisco Art Institute and researched the history of communication technologies, acoustics, and computer music at Stanford University. Her work has been included in several group exhibitions, including Made in L.A.: A Version, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2020); Searching the Sky for Rain, Sculpture Center, New York (2019); Soundtracks, San Fransisco Museum of Modern Art, San Fransisco (2017); and Geometry of Now, V-A-C Foundation, Moscow (2017). Other solo presentations include those at 356 Mission Rd. and Human Resources, both in Los Angeles. She is represented by François Ghebaly, Los Angeles and Empty Gallery, Hong Kong.
Jacqueline Kiyomi Gork is organized by Caroline Ellen Liou, Curatorial Assistant, with Amanda Sroka, Senior Curator.
ICA LA is supported by the Curator’s Council and Fieldwork Council.