About the Event
Please join us in celebrating the opening of Chicago Works: Gregory Bae with a reception in the Commons and a performance by sound artist Hibino in the Kovler Atrium. This event is free with museum admission and open to the public.
The performance is organized by Nolan Jimbo, Marjorie Susman Curatorial Fellow.
About the Performance
Hibino’s electronic music set was conceived during his recent artist residency in Bae’s hometown of Salt Lake City, UT. Throughout his time in Utah, Hibino considered the relationship between the landscape and music, particularly the connections between the lines found in rock stratifications and lines referenced in musical notation systems, melodies, and harmonies. His performance builds upon this research and responds to the use of lines within Bae’s Ex Radios, a collage that is on view in Chicago Works: Gregory Bae.
About the Artist
Kikù Hibino produces electronic music that focuses on unusual rhythmic structures and melodies that are inspired by moiré patterns and optical illusion. He has performed at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts at the University of Chicago, Experimental Sound Studio, Chicago Cultural Center, Hyde Park Art Center, and the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art. In 2021, Hibino and Bae cofounded S/N, an electronic music concert series focused on the work of Chicago’s BIPOC, female, and gender minority sound artists. Hibino was born in Japan and currently lives and works in Chicago.
This video documents sound artist Kikù Hibino’s peformance at the opening of Chicago Works: Gregory Bae.