June 19, 2023
EXHIBITION | Washington, D.C. | Cauleen Smith featured in Musical Thinking: New Video Art and Sonic Strategies at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. The exhibition focuses on video art that employs the strategies of musical creation — scores, improvisation, and interpretation — as well as its styles, structures, and lyrics to speak to personal as well as shared aspects of American life. Rich with cultural references and emotionally evocative, the works in the exhibition use music to call up memories, capture attention, provoke insight, and invite visceral engagement. Rather than treating soundtracks as secondary, the musical choices in the featured videos are key to their meaning and impact.
Musical Thinking: New Video Art and Sonic Strategies
June 23, 2023 – January 29, 2024