SOUTHFIRST 60 North 6th Street  Brooklyn, NY  11211




Object Relations #2

March 6 – April 5, 2015
Reception for the artist, Sunday, March 8, 4 - 6 pm


ÒObject Relations #2Ó is the second exhibition presenting the experimental sound work of UK-based artist and musicologist MARK FELL at SOUTHFIRST gallery. FellÕs show features a two-channel sound piece with cello performed and recorded by cellist Sandro Mussida, and two plexiglass panels derived from German philosopher Edmund HusserlÕs diagrams depicting his analysis of temporality, as well as a text-based folded-paper sculpture. The show will be on view from March 6 – April 5, 2015. 


The exhibition develops FellÕs proposition that musical structures provide a model for constructing temporal interpretations of experience. If Husserl draws a parallel between "time-consciousness" and spatial perspective, Fell extends this line of thought to draw parallels between musical structures and social activities. In doing so he makes an explicit contrast between the study of time-based structures and the art historical study of one-point linear perspective. The show proposes that we can better understand shared beliefs about time based on the experience and examination of musical constructions. 


Mark Fell is a multidisciplinary artist based in Sheffield (UK). Having studied experimental film and video art at Sheffield City Polytechnic (1992), he is known for his work in music and synthetic sound. Fell has recently performed at Artists Space, Issue Project Room, ZKM (Karlsruhe), and the ICA (London). He is currently working on a project with the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC), in Troy, NY. In addition to his creative practice Fell has been involved in a number of academic research projects ranging from computer science to musicology, and as a curator Fell was a pioneer in the presentation of independent electronic and computer music in Europe.


SOUTHFIRST, founded in 2000, is located at 60 North 6th Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn between Wythe and Kent Avenues. Gallery hours are Sat. and Sun. from 1 - 6 PM and by appointment. Subway: L train to Bedford Avenue. For more information, please contact Maika Pollack at 718 599 4884 or