• Uncertain Future: Sound

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    Session Two: Sound

    Time: May 23, 2009 | Saturday, 2-6pm
    Venue: CAFA Media Lab, F1.-1, Bldg7 (School of Design), Central Academy of Fine Arts, 8 Huajiananjie, Chaoyang, Beijing


    2-3h30pm | Sound + Science: Vibrations of Metamorphosis, by Victoria Vesna

    Nano is not only making the invisible visible but also changing our way of relating to “silence” or making the in-audible audible. With all the noise of chattering technologies and minds, we propose the interactivity to be stillness for in this empty space of nano we can get in touch with the magic of continuous change.

    This workshop will center on sound vibrations from natural systems both metaphoric and actual applied in three artworks that seek to create an experience though immersive, vibrational interactive environments: Mood Swings, Cell Ghosts and Blue Morph. Through these works, I will argue that amplified inaudible vibrations are critical in media arts explorations.

    Artist’s bio:

    Victoria Vesna, Media artist, Professor at the department of Design | Media Arts at the UCLA School of the Arts, Director of the UCLA Art | Sci center and the UC Digital Arts Research Network and holds a joint appointment at the New School / Parsons in New York.

    See Xiaoying Juliette Yuan dialogues with Victoria Vesna: Beauty of Science, Beauty of Art

    3h30-4h30pm | My old media arts, by Yan Jun

    The discussion will focus on the artist’s creation based on Field recording (for instance “Wormhole” and “Nan Ya Island Diary”), the relation between the media and the artist himself, and what he has done with the recording equipments.

    Artist’s bio

    Yan Jun, working on realm of sound and words. Born in Lanzhou in 1973, now based in Beijing.
    Yan’s live performance engages space feedback, loop and voice/language to make hypnotic noise. He also is doing filed recording and related sound art.

    4h30-5h30pm | The re-definition of Sound Art in China, by Lin Chi-wei

    1st part: Introduction about Lin Chiwei’s art works along with audio/video projections.

    2nd part: Open discussion with the public about the re-definition of Sound Art in China.

    Artist’s bio:

    Lin Chiwei, artist, researcher. Born in 1971 in Taipei, Taiwan; currently lives and works in Beijing, China. Works on Video and Music composition since 1992.

    Images courtesy of the artists

    Session One: Forum on Uncertain Future

    Session Three: Space

    Session Four: Practice

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