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Tyler Adams

Tyler Adams

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Key Facts




Sound Art


Los Angeles

recommending institution

Fulbright Commission

time period

February 2012 - March 2012

Tyler Adams explores perceptual relationships between sound, space, and vision through installation, sculpture, video, writing, and other media. Central to his work is a pure fascination with sound as an artistic medium as well as a modality for perceptual understanding that is often in broad contrast to the visual.


M.S. Architectural Acoustics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, June 2010
M.F.A. University of California, Los Angeles, June 2007
B.F.A. California Institute of the Arts, December 2002

Selcted Exhibitions

2012 - Sound Art. Sound as Medium of Arts - Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie (ZKM), Karlsruhe, Germany
2012 - Membra Disjecta for John Cage - Tonspur/Quartier21 Vienna, Austria
2011 - Interstitial - Dwight Hackett Projects, Santa Fe, New Mexico
2011 - Der Lautsprecher - Tonspur/Quartier21 Vienna, Austria
2008 - SoniTrek - Lower Arroyo Park, Pasadena, CA
2007 - Colour Organ - Bank, Los Angeles, CA


Generally stated, the goal of working at Quartier21 with the support of a Fulbright Scholarship is to examine the relationships between sound and space, an extension of my artistic and research practices.  More specifically, this area of work is focused upon how sound impacts movement through space.  Namely, the ways in which sound may be used to accelerate or slow movement, expand or contract a sense of space, divide or unify, construct or dissolve spatial barriers.  This is not simply a formal exercise but also an investigation into the social, political, cultural and perceptual dimensions of aural-spatial relationships.

Tyler Adams is a contributer to the exhibition MEMRA DISJECTA FOR JOHN CAGE. Wanting to say something about John at freiraum quartier21 INTERNATIONAL

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