Cover Photo: Tom Sachs, Phonkey , 2011  photo by Jonathan Dorado/Brooklyn Museum
Tom Sachs, Phonkey , 2011 photo by Jonathan Dorado/Brooklyn Museum

Hearing Sculptures, Seeing Sounds

What a sound installation taught me about my Meniere’s disease.


BodegaAss to Mouth

Tom Sachs, Bodega , 2014
 photo by Jonathan  Dorado/Brooklyn Museum

Phonkey

Tom Sachs, Phonkey , 2011 
photo by Jonathan Dorado/Brooklyn Museum


Toyan’s

Toyan’s

Purple Rain

installation view, Boombox Retropsective (2016)
photo by Jonathan Dorado/Brooklyn Museum

I went to an art exhibition that fucked with my hearingAnd I think that was the point; I think it was wonderful. I think we all see things faster than we hear them.

Ysabelle Cheung is a writer and editor based in Hong Kong. She is currently managing editor of ArtAsiaPacific magazine, a bimonthly publication covering visual culture from Asia, the Pacific and the Middle East.  Her writing can be found in Narratively, Hyperallergic, the Los Angeles Review of Books and Artforum. Find her on Twitter and Instagram @ysabellecheung.