Frieze New York: Sounds

Courtesy the artists and Frieze

New York’s ears are ringing with the din of contemporary art’s denizens complaining about getting to Randall’s Island for Frieze New York (May 10-13). By ferry or shuttle bus, taxi or town car, the well-groomed masses are making their way to a spit of land whose only previous claim to fame is that it was once the site of urban planner Robert Moses’ headquarters and it’s apparently also where one goes to see Cirque du Soleil. (Who knew? And why can’t we go see that?). For those travelling in the VIP cars the there is additional clamour: one of the fair’s curated projects include soundworks by Charles Atlas and New Humans, Trisha Baga and Haroon Mirza piped into the vehicles (there's also a listening booth in the actual fair for those not so privileged). Listen to a clip of one of the works, a collaboration between video artist and film director Charles Atlas and the band New Humans here.