Complex media art of the famous Constructivist and Bauhaus teacher László Moholy-Nagy (1895–1946) is the topic of the exhibition ‘Sensing the Future: László Moholy-Nagy, the Media and the Arts’. As a pioneer of multimedia and conceptual art, Moholy-Nagy was one of the twentieth century’s most influential artists. In addition to his own works dating from the 1920s to the 1940s, the exhibition Sensing the Future, will also be showing works by contemporary artists such as Olafur Eliasson and Eduardo Kac, who have taken up Moholy-Nagy’s ideas – underlining his continuing relevance. Moholy-Nagy explored the interactions between the various media and the senses both in practice and in theory, while experimenting with film and photography. Continue reading
“Embrace engineering’s creative side to fix skills crisis” is an insightful piece written by Judith Burns Education reporter at the BBC News. In this article she reports on how valuable it is for engineering to develop and incorporate the arts.
For this report she interviewed Sir John O’Reilly a fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology. In the interview he said “There is nothing as creative as engineering” and that STEM subjects are vital for modern knowledge economy” Continue reading
Face to Faces is an exhibition of Korean artist Inhye Lee who is presenting her work created between 2006 and 2014 at Galerie Charlot. Her work is focused on the human being, and in particular on feelings and emotions. The artist develops her creative process on the face that reveals those sensations. It is the main link among the works chosen here. Playful and poetic, her works always invite us to participate and would not exist without the participation of the spectator. The artist’s work is very delicate, the fineness of the object and the relationship we establish with it masks its’ complex technology. Closely tied to memory and remembrance, her work takes us immediately back to childhood, inspired by objects and toys of the past. We “recognize” them. Continue reading
Although sound art’s pedigree goes back to the pre-war avant-garde experiments of Futurism and Dada, it has until very recently received sporadic attention in museum and gallery exhibitions. Inherently about time and change, invisible and uncontainable, sound is in fact in some ways antithetical to conventional forms of display. Sound is also interdisciplinary: It overlaps with both the performing arts, including experimental music, and the visual arts, where sound art emerged more fully in the 1960s alongside a range of other process-based forms including body and land art, video and film. Continue reading
Every AlgoRiThm has ART in it: Treemap Art Project is an exhibition that features 12 works by National Academy of Engineering member and University of Maryland professor Ben Shneiderman. Shneiderman, a renowned data visualization expert, pioneered the treemap technique in the early 1990s. Treemaps are used to organize and visualize hierarchical (tree-structured) data as a set of nested rectangles. In this exhibition, he has stripped the text from his treemaps, allowing viewers to consider their aesthetic properties. The featured treemaps are based on data from a range of topics including global population, popular music, carbon emissions, economic growth, popular TED talks, airport activity, and basketball data. Continue reading
A Hong Kong group of self-described media artists decided to crowd source support for Occupy Central with Love and Peace (OCLP) protests from around the globe using technology. The Add Oil Machine for OCLP website projected messages on the streets of Hong Kong, mostly limited to the less congested protest areas around the Admiralty district, have inspired thousands of onlookers from inside and outside of Hong Kong to write messages of support. Read more here.
SOUND of LIGHT is a synesthetic sculpture which interprets and dynamically transforms sunlight into audio frequencies. It is a site specific installation designed for the former music pavilion in Hamm, Germany, which was built in 1912. Continue reading
Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts in Katonah, NY has mounted a unique sound art exhibition “In the Garden of Sonic Delights”. This innovative and timely sound art presentation brings to light 16 artists working in sound art within the landscape. Sound Art is a genre which explores using sound as an artistic material. It has recently gained a resurgence of interest due to the emergence of innovative software and the ground breaking exhibition “Soundings: A Contemporary Score” displayed last year at MOMA. Now Caramoor has made their mark on the topic with a selection of contemporary practitioners that augment, shape and alter nature with sound. Continue reading
The Deep Listening Institute has merged with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to become the Center for Deep Listening at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute under the direction of Tomie Hahn. Hahn will steer the new center as it assumes leadership of the Deep Listening Institute, an organization dedicated to the study and practice of Deep Listening that was founded by Rensselaer professor Pauline Oliveros in 1985. Continue reading
“Hearing the UnHeard,” promises to blow your mind by way of your ears. Guest Editor and President of The Engine Institute Seth Horowitz, a neuroscientist at NeuroPop and author of The Universal Sense: How Hearing Shapes the Mind (Bloomsbury, 2012), talks about hearing the unheard world of sound in Sounding Out. In four articles he will examine how the “unheard world” affects us.
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