is an artist and writer, also known for his work as DJ /rupture.

He is the author of Uproot: Travels in 21st-Century Music and Digital Culture (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) and is Assistant Professor of Studio Art and Director of Graduate Studies at the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College.

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They Are Part (2023)
Solo exhibition at the MassArt Art Museum

40 Part Part (2022)
commmissioned installation for the FRONT Triennial

Riotsville U.S.A. (2022)
original score for the film by Sierra Pettengill.

🌊🔊¯_(ツ)_/¯ (2019)
commissioned installation for the  Sharjah Biennial

The Great Salt (2018)
solo exhibition, Harvard Art Museums

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The fact that you are reading this proves that the algorithms don’t always win.  Chances are you’ll enjoy  my book.  <3 /j


I’m on Instagram, but the best way to follow what I’m doing is via my quarterly newlsetter.
40 Part Part in the news!

Thoughtful & detailed ArtNet review by Rebecca Rose Cuomo: “Jace Clayton’s Immersive, Interactive Sound Installations Open Up New Worlds

Ohio PBS TV appearance:

 “My installation is silent until a visitor plays audio through it over their phone. The magic happens when you choose a sound/song that you know, then hear how it dynamically transforms & spatializes in various ways across 40 speakers. This is why I haven't posted any video: there's no "representative" sound. It reacts differently to different input and the associations you bring to your selections have a big impact on your experience... But this clip of @cokes_tony playing @djhank_ shot by @fronttriennial curator @prem_krishnamurthy was too good! '40 Part Part' is on display at the Cleveland Public Library until early October, as part of FRONT Triennial.”

This PBS Newshour clip provides a good introduction to Clayton’s musical approach and his book Uproot:

Clayton recently visited Amoeba Records in LA for their What's In My Bag? series:

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