Author Archives: China Blue

About China Blue

China Blue is an internationally exhibiting artist and the Founder of The Engine Institute. She is the recepient of a 2012 RISCA Fellowship in New Genres and her exhibition "Firefly Trees" was nominated for 2012 Best Monographic Museum Show Nationally by the International Association of Art Critics. Her indepth worked in sound was what drove her to be the first person to record the Eiffel Tower in Paris and through a NASA/Rhode Island Space Grant she was invited to do a pilot study to record nature in an innovative way. She has shown her works in museums, galleries and non-profit institutions for over 20 years. Her work has been widely covered in web, television and print media including the New York Times & NPR.

A Garden of Sound Art at Caramoor

Rosen House, Caramoor, Katonah, NY

“In the Garden of Sonic Delights” is an innovative and timely presentation that brings to light 16 artists working in sound art within the landscape. Continue reading

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Listening to Asteroid Impacts

Simulated Asteroid Impacts

China Blue talks about cataclysmic sounds we might not survive hearing and her experiences recording simulated asteroid impacts at NASA’s Ames Vertical Gun. Continue reading

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About Infinity an Interview with Felix Luque Sanchez

"DWI Modular" in "Different Ways to Infinity"

Felix Luque Sanchez proposes the idea of infinity as an arena for exploration of the fictional. Continue reading

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Transcending Perception: Paul Myoda’s “Glittering Machines”

Myoda, "Billowy-Thorny Sconce," 2010

Paul Myoda’s “Glittering Machines” (2008-2013) dance between illusion and fantasy, attempting to tie dreams to shadows with their ephemeral reflections and deep graphic penumbrae. Yet these sculptures are more than just a whimsical engagement with the intangible play of light … Continue reading

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Vermeer and the Camera Obscura

Girl With red Hat

The Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer (1632-75) is suprisingly a mainstream topic. Vermeer is an artist known for his masterful treatment of light in his paintings of domestic interiors. Yet, The Essential Vermeer postulates that Vermeer could have used the camera obsura, a … Continue reading

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Paul Matisse-”Silo Bell”

Ottos Bell

“Silo Bell,” was created by Paul Matisse for the artist Otto Piene. Inspired by the space inside one of Piene’s silos Matisse decided it was the perfect place to experience his mechanical bell. In addition he designed a floor and … Continue reading

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Paul Matisse’s Charlestown Bells

ARAM BOGHOSIAN FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE

Paul Matisse is the grandson of the historical French painter Henri Matisse. In 2000 he erected a piece in Massachusetts called “Charlestown Bells” an interactive sculpture attached to a bridge along a path between Charlestown and North Station. Over the … Continue reading

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Richard Humann’s “Same River Twice”: A Study in Accidental Fractals

"Same River Twice," 2013 Richard Humann

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“The Chemistry Notebook of Maxfield Parrish” by Rapahel Rosen

The Dinky-Bird, 1904

I don’t think many people would speak of Maxfield Parrish the painter of fairy tale figures in etherial light and chemistry in the same breath. But, Mr. Rosen, in discovering Parrish’s chemistry notebook made during his days at Haverford College … Continue reading

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China Blue’s 8-Bit Cricket

8-Bit Cricket by China Blue

China Blue was the American Representative at the Tokyo Experimental Festival Vol.8, where she presented her piece the “8-Bit Cricket”. 8-Bit refers to the early data format that was embraced as the first level of computational power to be used … Continue reading

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