Sound Horizons

  • Recurring daily September 5 - January 28, 2024 10 AM - 6 PM
  • 105 N. Union Street

On Display now through January 28, 2024 at Target Gallery at the Torpedo Factory Art Center, daily 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. It is free and open to the public.

Presented by the City of Alexandria’s Office of the Arts and Virginia Tech’s Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT) as part of Innovation & Creativity, a yearlong exploration of art, technology, and cross disciplinary collaboration beyond boundaryless possibilities.

Step into the captivating world of sound and experience the cutting-edge Sound Horizons exhibition. Nestled within this immersive display is a tesseract housing four distinct sound pieces that will ignite your senses and transport you to new realms of auditory enjoyment.

Each sound piece represents a different facet of the human experience, drawing inspiration from cybersecurity data, the time between morning and night, things one wishes they told their younger selves, and the mysteries of the neural mechanisms at play in individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease when they listen to or engage in music making. 

As you enter the tesseract, let the sounds wash over you and immerse yourself in the artistic expression of these audio landscapes. This immersive exhibition challenges conventional perceptions of art and showcases the boundless possibilities that sound can offer. 

The exhibition includes four video, sound, and time based artworks, by professional staff, students, and colleagues at Virginia Tech University selected for Alexandria and the surrounding region.