Jenna Bascom/Courtesy the Museum of Arts and Design

Jenna Bascom/Courtesy the Museum of Arts and Design

In September, “Sonic Arcade: Shaping Space with Sound,” opened at the Museum of Modern Arts and Design (MAD) in New York. Featuring solo and curated artworks by more than 20 artists—including New York–based Louise Foo and Martha Skou—”Sonic Arcade” explores sound as a “material substance” and demonstrates how it can shape a space and influence our interactions with an environment. “At a time when so much visual information is being dispatched, consumed, and digested,” noted MAD’s press release, “the auditory provides a compelling sensory experience that is capable of reorienting the body to consider spatial and interpersonal relationships anew.”