Jacqueline Kiyomi Gordon’s hybrid practice combines work in sound installation, sculpture, and performance with the aim of reconfiguring the traditional hierarchies between audience, performer, and architecture. Her sculptural and sonic systems often reference complex sonic histories embedded into the technological infrastructure of architecture, music, communications technologies and military research. By investigating the networks of institutional and technological power which traverse our embodied perception of sound, she hopes to reveal the myriad ways in which our acoustic experience is subject to control and suggest alternative modes of engagement with the sonic world.
Gordon has had recent solo shows at The Lab (2016), Western Front (2016), Et Al Etc (2016) and The Yerba Buena Center For The Arts (2014), Eli Ridgeway Gallery (2012) and Queens Nails Projects (2009) among others. She was included in the VAC Foundation’s Geometry of Now (2017) exhibition in Moscow and will also participate in SFMoMA’s upcoming sound art survey Soundtracks (2017). Presentations of her work have also been staged at LAXArt, EMPAC, Mills College, and other venues. Gordon’s work is represented in the collections of the VAC foundation, SFMoMA, Berkeley Art Museum and others.