California Drought Impact
Yoon Chung Han and Shankar Tiwari / USA
California has been experiencing its most severe drought in the past five years. Drought has affected wáter changes, biological phenomenon and the ecosystem, which has become an inspiration and great resource to artists and designers because it had a significant impact on the sustainability and the environment. These questions and issues have been our inspirations, and we create an interaction tool to depict the causes and impact of the drought and promote awareness of water consumption and ecosystem.
Ko Rangi, Ko Papa, Ka Puta Ko Rongo
Jo Tito, Jamie Berry and Josiah Jordan / New Zealand
The artwork seeks to create a peaceful space where we can explore the nature of our universal connection through shared genetic code. DNA is the technology of life, and the piece utilizes modern technology to express our biological code in novel, accessible ways. By transforming the raw DNA sequence data for a set of individuals into music, and sampling a single chromosome from each person to create the final composition, our individuality and collective connectedness are simultaneously celebrated.
Arts incubators: Cross-sector collaboration for social impact
Kate Spacek and Nathan Ober / USA
ZERO1: Art & Technology Network
ZERO1: The Art & Technology Network is embarking on its 4th cycle of American Arts Incubator (AAI), an international creative exchange program. In partnership with the U.S. Department of State, AAI sends digital and new media artists overseas to collaborate with youth, women, and underserved communities to develop public projects addressing social challenges relevant in each location. Across 65 AAI projects in 13 countries, ZERO1 continues to re ne its arts-based methodology for diverse groups of people to collectively explore and address social and environmental challenges in uniquely creative ways.
Music on a bound string no. 2 installation requirementes & layout
Alba Triana / Colombia
Music on a tempered string is not part of a series of musical installations that reflect on a fundamental question:
Is the act of listening inseparable from the musical experience? Is it essential that sound travel through the air and the sea perceived by our ears so that it can become music? In search of an answer, this composition experiences with the fact of not being audible. Using a speaker, an audio signal excites a string, allowing the sound material to manifest visually through the string. The work invites and observes a detailed discourse, conceived in a musical way, which consists of a slow and meditative process of transformation and complexity of a visible sound wave. Additionally, and taking into account the visual nature of the piece, the light is explored as a structural parameter of the composition.
Text by David Rosenberg
To Samarcade, the vision is clouded and deepened by the contact of architecture and its innumerable ornaments. Everything is of a vibrant fixity: the ties compose and decompose fleeting motifs. Everywhere, on the ground, on the walls, on the surface of the domes, a mute art unfolds, whispering of words, an abstract art generating penetrating visions. Mosaics prefigure our pixelated images. The fabrics and their reflection of “moiré” effect, the carpets and their imbricated motifs aspire the look, capture it and animate it of a kaleidoscope movement. We are at the heart of an abstract universe, mathematical and spiritual based on rhythm and repetition; Where the eye is no longer the starting point from which the “images” are ordered, but the crucible where they are formed and dissolve.
Hasard Pendulaire #
Hasard pendulaire # (pendulum random) is a series of sound and sculptural installations, made in harmony with the exhibition space. They are composed of a pendulum that oscillates above a spatial partition. Performative, these installations/ instruments are activated by a launcher, the interpreter who define the course of things with a simple unconscious gesture. Indeed, when thrown, the pendulum strikes, throughout its race, the sculpture thus producing specific rhythmics of acoustic sound corresponding to used materials.
Guillaume Marmin and Philippe Giordani / France
Invited in 2014 in the Meetings Arts-sciences of St Priest, Guillaume Marmin and Philippe Gordiani collaborated with the Research center in Astrophysics of Lyon in the production of Timée, review of Platon’s eponym work. Between mathematical and metaphysical, the philosopher describes “Timée” as the solar system where the distances between planets amount to harmonious musical intervals. The universe would be ordered such a completed baptized partition Music of Spheres. Based on exchanges and reflections around this theme, the installation delivers a subjective and poetic interpretation of the origins of the astrophysics.
Zero Point Two
Noémi Schipfer, Takami Nakamoto / Francia