Chris Kubick, Lecturer, Fall 2017

Chris Kubick is an artist, compsnapshot of meoser and sound designer whose work generally traces the edge that separates sense from non-sense, signal from noise, representation from formlessness.  Much of his recent work deals with the meanings associated with “sound effects”, those sounds that are seemingly not “sound” enough to simply be called sounds.  He comes to this work in part through a long and happy association with the dark corners of B-movie Hollywood, having spent more than a little time designing sounds for movies that you’d probably never want to see (Black Cadillac, Flatland, the Bloody Deep, etc.), and a few that you really should see if you get the chance (What America Needs, It’s Not My Memory of It, We Will Live To See These Things).  He is also the founder and director of Language Removal Services, and has  collaborate with artist Anne Walsh on numerous projects, including the Art After Death series of cds.  His artwork has been seen and heard at venues around the world, the Whitney Museum of American Art (New York), the New Museum (New York), MOCA (Los Angeles), VAG (Vancouver), the Royal College of Art (London), among others, and also on public radio in the U.S., Canada, the U.K, and Germany.