Drum Listens to Heart
Edited by Anthony Huberman

9 × 8 inches, 216 pages, softcover

Designed with IN-FO.CO
Co-published by Inventory Press and
CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts

Accompanying the 2022 exhibition at CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts in San Francisco, Drum Listens to Heart reflects on the many ways that percussion reaches far beyond the drum. It relates to music and rhythm, but it also speaks to a wide range of aesthetic, expressive, and political forms more broadly. The exhibition weaves different forms of percussion together—physical and socio-political, literal and metaphorical. It juxtaposes instances of impact and vibration with forms of control, emancipation, spirituality, and community-building. It offers a framework and a vocabulary that binds art and politics to each other in percussive ways.