Seth Kim-Cohen’s work is more likely than not to skew the conventions of its presentation, to play with the norms of behavior, to dislodge the princess from her throne, the singer from his microphone. He often works with sound, sociality, narrative, and situational aesthetics. Many of his projects initiate a listening about music as a cultural signifier. From 1993 to 2002, he played in the rock bands Number One Cup and The Fire Show, releasing seven albums, performing throughout North America and Europe, and recording two Peel Sessions. His work has been presented at venues on three continents, including: Audio Visual Arts, Issue Project Room, Diapason Gallery, and PS 122 in New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver; Tate Modern, the ICA, Whitechapel Gallery, and Peer Gallery in London; the ZKM in Karlsruhe, Germany; Kino Siska in Ljubljana, Slovenia; and the Singapore Biennial.
Kim-Cohen is the author of In The Blink of an Ear: Toward a Non-Cochlear Sonic Art, (Continuum, 2009), and One Reason To Live: Conversations About Music (Errant Bodies, 2006).
Kim-Cohen received a PhD from the London Consortium, University of London in 2005. He has taught studio art and art history at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts; Pratt Institute; and Yale University.
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