Robb Kunz


Robb Kunz

Robb Kunz is a sound artist and engineer. His artistic work consists of numerous handmade electronics and kinetic elements made from repurposed materials. When activated, they broadcast small bits of a larger and elaborate composition throughout a large acoustic space. These “sculptures” constantly shift direction, acoustically activating a space to seem suddenly alive, as if another geography or dimension is leaking through.

Originally from Oklahoma, Kunz was heavily influenced by powerful tornado and air-raid sirens, which sounded on a weekly basis. Upon moving to Seattle following the 1999 WTO protests, he became a central member of the Infernal Noise Brigade. He is also a member of Degenerate Art Ensemble and founded the Berlin-based group Alcalica. For a living, he engineers and produces recordings and also creates handmade stereo systems out of repurposed and surplus materials.


 

Mw [Moment Magnitude] is organized by the Frye Art Museum and curated by Jo-Anne Birnie Danzker, Joshua Kohl, Ryan Mitchell, Doug Nufer, and Yoko Ott. The exhibition is funded by the Frye Foundation with the generous support of Frye Art Museum members and donors. Sponsored by Frank Stagen, Nitze-Stagen, and Riddell Williams, it is supported by the Washington State Arts Commission, with funding—in part—by The Wallace Foundation, and by 4Culture and the Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs. Seasonal support of the Frye Art Museum is provided by Canonicus Fund and ArtsFund.

Media sponsorship of Mw [Moment Magnitude] is by KUOW 94.9FM and The Stranger. Opening event sponsorship is by The Boeing Company.