The Bass presents “Perimeters”, an exhibition of new and site-specific works by Israeli-born, New York-based artist Naama Tsabar. The exhibition focuses on Tsabar’s most recent series, presenting new bodies of work made from 2016 to the present.
The artist mixes sculpture, music, performance, and architecture and creates large-scale collaborative performances that can be played by both musicians and visitors. For Perimeters, Tsabar will transform the museum into a musical instrument.
The artist’s interactive works expose hidden spaces and systems, reconceive normative gendered narratives and shift the viewing experience from passive observation to one of active participation. Using sound holes, instrument parts and microphones, Tsabar draws attention to the muted and unseen, propagating sound through space and sculptural form. Exploring the relationships between sculpture and instrument, as well as form and sound, Tsabar’s work lingers on the intimate, sensual and corporeal potentials within these transitional states. By collaborating with local communities of female-identifying and gender non-conforming performers, Tsabar contributes to feminist and queer discourses through movement, sound and space.