Through continuous rhythm phases in an hour long performance, Mueller sonically translated the energy transmission between book and reader, idea and mind, as seen in the videos of Carrie Schneider which were part of her “Reading Women” exhibition at the Haggerty Museum of Art in Milwaukee, WI on February 18, 2016.
Performed in conjunction with the video screening, Mueller’s playing suggested the communication that takes place not only between the reader and the page, but more so the viewer watching the reader. From this perspective, the viewer knows a transmission is taking place, yet they’re not sure of the details. Still, they are now somehow part of the communion.
Thanks to the Haggerty Museum curators and staff for making this event possible, and for the opportunity to think and discuss the ways that sound and performance could act as a symbol of the transmission of information and the internal dialog.