Waterman's new sound score for Shannon Ebner's solo show at the ICA Miami

Thu, 10/08/2015 - 12:00am - Sun, 01/17/2016 - 12:00am

SHANNON EBNER
On view October 8, 2015 – January 17, 2016

ICA Miami’s exhibition A Public Character marks the first major museum presentation of Shannon Ebner’s work comprising photography, sculpture, installation and video. The exhibition begins with a dramatic presentation of works from Ebner’s ongoing series “Black Box Collision A” which, since 2012, has seen the artist photograph the letter “A” mined from the vestiges of signs, advertisements, messages, and other modes of visual communication.

The exhibition also traces the artist’s efforts to re-insert her typographical imagery into the public realm, notably through A HUDSON YARD, a collaborative project with David Reinfurt. A PUBLIC CHARACTER, a new video by the artist, edited by Erika Vogt and scored by Alex Waterman, creates a physical and optical experience of those images’ dynamic lives amidst the Chelsea and Meatpacking District neighborhoods of New York as they rapidly develop. Ebner’s physical constructions of language are made physically manifest by a new sculpture depicting the letter “A.” As the first museum exhibition to survey Ebner’s “Black Box Collision A” series, A Public Character demonstrates the artist’s efforts to build a catalogue of images, and reflect on the unstable nature of such an archive.