PHD ART PRACTICE EXHIBITION containing new sound and video works by Kristen Gallerneaux:

RESONANT EARTH / April 24-26, 2017
SME Visual Arts Gallery, University of California San Diego
Opening Reception, April 24 5:00 PM

to be followed by a public lecture highlighting elements from the written component

SONIC SPECTRES / April 24, 7:45 PM
Visual Arts Presentation Lab, SME 149

In this multimedia lecture, Kristen Gallerneaux will share selections from the written portion of her dissertation, High Static, Dead Lines: The Sonic Spectre and the Object Hereafter.

In a series of vignettes, Gallerneaux reactivates the emotional and physical histories of esoteric communication technologies, charged landscapes—and objects that shouldn’t exist. Trees rigged up to the wireless heavens, a radio that “listened to Mars,” a speech synthesizer with zombie vocal cadences—a broadcast ghost that hijacked a television station and terrorized a city.


Kristen Gallerneaux is Curator of Communication and Information Technology at The Henry Ford Museum in Detroit, Michigan, where she continues to build upon one of the largest historic technology collections in North America. She holds an MFA in Art, a MA in Folklore, and is a PhD Candidate in the Art Practice: Art and Media History, Theory, and Criticism program at University of California, San Diego.

In 2016, she was a Future Thought speaker at Moogfest: The Synthesis of Art, Technology & Music, and spoke at Unsound Krakow: Dislocation. She has written for the Barbican Center, ARTnews, and the Quietus. She has published on wide-ranging topics like mathematics in midcentury design, the visual history of telepathy research, the world’s first mousepad, and car audio bass battles in Miami. Her forthcoming book will be released in Fall 2017 via Strange Attractor Press and distributed by MIT Press in the US.