"be EAR now" was a sonic scavenger hunt, which took place at the Denver Art Museum on January 26, 2018. I spent many days meandering through the museum, finding my favorite places to listen. I narrowed my findings to five distinct areas, one on each floor of the museum. I designed a prompt packet for each of these areas. Each area coincided with a different basic principle of sound: frequency, timbre, amplitude, reverberation, and soundscape.
Visitors were sent on a scavenger hunt throughout the museum and were invited to fill out the prompts that they found at each station. When they returned to share their prompts with me, I rewarded them with a free book.
500 prompts. 500 glassine envelopes. 3 hours.
Prompt photographs of Jordan Knecht.
Event photographs courtesy of Denver Art Museum.
Artist Book Mixtape Vol. I
Published by Adult Punk 2017.
An edition of 35 unique books with matching covers and title pages. Each book contains monoprints, screen prints, letterpress prints, drawings, paintings, risograph prints, and intaglio prints by Jordan Knecht from 2010-2017. Each book is laid out specifically for rhythm and ecstatic synchronicity.
Specs: Hand-stamped covers with digital-offset title pages. Perfect bound by Your Bindery.
The result of asking a computer to read a deeply humanistic poem to humans. Voice-to-text transcription of a Youtube and text-to-voice poetry readings, Fourier graphs, soundwave visualizations, digital and physical manipulations of video stills.
Specs: 7.5 x 8.5"
Risograph- and inkjet- printed on various scrap papers.
First edition of 6. Numbered. Second edition of 15. Numbered.
Art Museum Workbook
"Art Museum Workbook" contains prompts and instructions which utilize a range of perception styles to provide a variety of access points for engaging with artworks, museums, and galleries.
Specs: 36 pages. Staple-bound. Printed on very basic paper and French Paper.
Art Museum Workbook is intended as a fluid concept to be curated/ adapted for specific environments. If you would like to collaborate on a workbook for your museum/ gallery/ space, or if you would like to carry this edition, please contact Jordan Knecht at firstname.lastname@example.org .