Outset Israel supported Guy Goldstein’s exhibition Transcription of Blue at the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center in Washington, D.C. Guy Goldstein is interested in exploring complicated processes by moving between mediums in his art. For this series Guy investigated ‘colors of noise’ by converting graphite drawings into sounds, which he then converted back into printed images using a mid-century Russian ANS synthesiser.
Being both a visual artist and a musician, Goldstein is fascinated by the transitions between media-attempts to convert and translate actions through one medium to another. Transcription of Blue continues his ongoing occupation with the relationship between sound and image. He converted drawings to sound and vice versa, using software that is based on an old cumbersome machine from 1940s Russia. The software makes it possible to obtain a visible image of a sound wave. It also synthesises a sound from an artificially drawn sound spectrogram.
Guy Goldstein was born in 1974 in Haifa, Israel. He currently lives and works between Tel-Aviv and New York. Goldstein holds an MFA degree from The Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem. His works have been exhibited in Israel, Europe and USA. Among his major shows are O.R.B, Petach Tikva Museum of Art, Israel, 2014; Yes/No Questions, Hertzliya Museum, Israel, 2013; Pavilion 0, 55th Venice Biennale, 2013; Propagation, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, 2014; and two solo shows at Rooster gallery, NYC in 2012/2015