Seth Kim-Cohen

Seth Kim-Cohen is an artist, writer, and musician. His performances, installations, video, and audio works have been presented on all but three continents. Artforum describes his work as “collegial and awkward, a real-world mistake framed by a semifictitious context.” His books, In The Blink of an Ear: Toward a Non-Cochlear Sonic Art and Against Ambience argue for an expanded conception of sonic work, to include considerations of race, gender, politics, and economics. With his groups, Number One Cup, The Fire Show, Nil/Resplendent, and names_of_music, he has performed throughout the U.S., Canada, the U.K., and Europe, and has released more than a dozen albums of experimental rock-based music. John Peel once bought him a beer and his third cervical vertebra has been replaced with a piece of his hip. Seth Kim-Cohen is Professor of Art History, Theory, and Criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. []