Whitney Brennan // A Sound Falls But Leaves No Bruise



Fri, Oct 28th, 2022 to Sat, Dec 10th, 2022


11:00 am to 6:00 pm


Whitney Brennan’s, a sound falls but leaves no bruise explores sound, poetry, textiles, and the mediums’ relationships to anxiety and misophonia*. This exhibition invites audiences to ask questions about relationships between our senses of hearing and touch, and between sound and textiles.

Our access to sound through touch is usually through vibrations; tiny oscillations of movement that pass through objects that, when touched, elicit a sensation. How else can we engage this cross-sensorial relationship between sound and touch? What does accessing sound feel like?

With both textiles and sound, the concepts of a ‘weave’ and ‘density’ influence our relationship to the medium. Consider the weight or thickness of a fabric, or how we experience sound as it weaves through us; how does that impact the way our bodies move through a space? In this exhibition, Brennan asks us to consider our senses in relation to our mental health and our ability to construct or disrupt our surroundings through sound, or to connect to our environment through touch.

a sound falls but leaves no bruise will be on view in the Project Gallery from October 28 to December 10. Join us at the gallery for an opening reception on Friday, October 28, from 6-8pm. This event is free, registration is required. Light catering and drinks will be available. Please register here.

*Misophonia is a condition in which certain sounds cause a negative response in the body. With misophonia, triggering sounds alert the part of the brain connected to emotions like anger, and to physiological responses like “fight or flight," or the sympathetic nervous system.


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