Franklin Furnace Fund Recipients 2013-14

(Brooklyn, NY)Kabir Carter

Project Description

I propose a series of new performance works that use simple audio technology to create “signal chains” between microphones, loudspeakers, my body, and architecture. I also plan on constructing a series of situative sounding objects that can transmit sound into the body and activate performative actions within an audience, creating alternative physiological modes of listening to airborne and structure-borne sound. Together, the performances and installations will yield new ways of combining aurality, gesture, architecture, and space to generate phenomenal entities—auditory forms that transform and shape how sound is felt in the body and in space.


Kabir Carter's work moves between performance and installation, and has been exhibited and presented at Centre Rosocha, Brussels; Overgaden Institute of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen; Inter Arts Center, Malmö; Exit Art, New York; the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; and museums and art spaces throughout Europe and the United States. He has participated in festivals and biennials including CTM (club transmediale), Performa, Tuned City, and Unsound Festival New York. He has received awards from the Danish Arts Council, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and Niedersächsisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kultur, among others.