Richard Garet

Midnight Moment: Richard Garet, Perceptual: Sonic Landscape / Midnight Blink
June 1, 2015 – June 30, 2015
every night from 11:57pm-midnight
Photograph by Ka-Man Tse for @TSqArts. Midnight Moment is a presentation of the Times Square Advertising Coalition (TSAC) and Times Square Arts. Midnight Moment: A Digital Gallery is the largest coordinated effort in history by the sign operators in Times Square to display synchronized, cutting-edge creative content at the same time every day.

Richard Garet interweaves moving image, sound, expanded photography, and multimedia performance. Garet’s pieces, whether conceptual in origin or stemming from ontological investigations of material and space, are informed by the background noise established as the collective experience of the world that surrounds him. Garet seeks to invert the normative function of this background noise, drawing it up from unconscious status to active presence. He finds further inspiration from observing isolated situations of everyday life and from material interactions that incorporate problems of context, technology, defunctionalization, commodity, and environment. These developments present immersive situations that draw attention not only to the processes of reception-and-perception but also articulate the artist’s interest in time-based input and affect.

Richard Garet holds an MFA from Bard College, NY. Recent projects include RED-Splice, Fridman Gallery, NYC; SOUND ONE, Cindy Rucker, NYC; Periscope, Zipper Gallery, Sao Paulo, Brazil; Screen Memory, Galerie Burster, Berlin; Midnight Moment, site specific work created for the electronic billboards of Times Square, NY; Alusiones, Carmen Araujo Arte, Hacienda de la Trinidad, Caracas, Venezuela; Meta-residue: Input Material, Space, Studio 10, NY; Theorem: You Simply Destroy the Image I Always Had of Myself, Maná Contemporary, NJ; Adrenalina, Red Bull Station, Sau Paulo, Brazil; International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Cartagena de Indias, Cartagena, Colombia; Bioderivas, Museo de la Naturaleza y el Hombre, Tenerife, Spain; Queens International, Queens Museum of Art, Queens, New York; Soundings: a Contemporary Score, Museum of Modern Art, New York; Extraneous to the Message, Julian Navarro Projects, NY; The Spacious Now and the Scale of the Instantaneous, Studio 10, NY; 5×5 Real Unreal, Museum of Art Acarigua-Araure, Venezuela; EAC: Espacio de Arte Contemporáneo, Montevideo, Uruguay; Fine Arts Museum of Montreal; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona (MACBA), Barcelona, Spain; Art Museum of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico; and El Museo del Barrio, NYC. His sonic constructions have been published through sound art labels such as 23five, And-Oar, Non Visual Objects, Winds Measure Recordings, Unframed Recordings, Con-V, Leerraum, White_Line Editions, OBS, Line Imprint, and Contour Editions.

Here are live recordings by Garet, free to download here. The Grant award mentioned in the interview  with project exhibition is: https://cifo.orgThis was the book mentioned in the interview – Sound.

Richard Garet Four Cardinal Points, 2015 Moving Image Installation (still image from the video) Dimensions variable Duration: 36ʼ24” Edition of 3 + A/P

Richard Garet Before Me, 2012 Sound Installation Duration: Indeterminate Amp, speaker cabinet, turntable, light bulb, mic Unique