Tuesday-Friday, noon-5 p.m. through December 7, Nichols Gallery in Broad Center
In her new exhibition Instruments of Accountability, Elana Mann traces the relationship of early listening devices to modern-day protest movements in order to amplify public dissent. Scheduled to coincide with the upcoming 2018 midterm elections, Mann’s exhibition addresses our current moment of political reckoning, both materially and metaphorically.
Comprised of sculptural instruments, musical scores and a 1960s hand-crafted mega-kazoo-horn—on loan from the Folk Music Center in Claremont—Instruments of Accountability is the largest solo exhibition of Mann’s artwork to date and is the culmination of a year-long residency with Pitzer College’s ceramics program. Mann’s artworks blend sculpture and performance, blur the line between meditative objects and political engagement, and bring a greater consciousness to the listening and speaking we practice in everyday life.