The Abstract Patterns of Sound on Dusty Speaker Covers
Claire Voor on Gabriel de la Mora for Hyperallergic
There are no drawings on the walls for the Drawing Center’s current exhibition — at least, none you may define in the conventional sense of the medium. On view are speaker cloths, the woven fabric through which sound passes but not dust, which remains trapped in the material, accumulating over time to create faint shapes and abstract compositions. Once fitted over the hardware of discarded radios from Mexico City, these speaker cloths come together now as an unexpected archive, representing a silent but telling record of memories and moments that all revolved around sound.