Turner Contemporary presents a major exhibition of work by American artist Spencer Finch. Finch’s first solo exhibition in an English public gallery in over five years brings together new and recent works by the artist, all of which reflect on the changing coastal light of Margate and other sites. The exhibition will be accompanied by a group of JMW Turner’s watercolours selected by Finch from the Tate collection. Continue reading
Anne-Sarah Le Meur questions virtual space for its potential for plasticity. She is intrigued by the kind of images that are still unknown, still unthought and undreamt that can be manifest. She uses a programming language, which she views is a radically method for an artist as it requires logic and rationality, but as a result her approach allows something unexpected, strange and passionate to evolve. Continue reading
This New England Faculty Development Consortium conference at the Roger Williams University discusses the transition from STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) to STEAM (STEM with Art). From learning about Continue reading
This color is a hue absent of all and any light. Frederik de Wilde created “blacker-than-black,” a material born of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) that has changed how we see or don’t see color. The nano-engineered discovery is grown from tiny nanotubes 10,000 times smaller than a piece of human hair and capable of absorbing more than 99% of the light that hits them.
He states “Interweaving art, science and technology enabled me to reconnect with society, challenge the art world to create a potentially deeper impact. ”
Our internal model of time, movement, mass and space is based on a lifetime of experience, perhaps even genetically encoded. What happens when we build a new model? What happens when we bend the rules?’
United Visual Artists has created Momentum, a carefully choreographed sequence of light, sound and movement, which responds to the unique space of the Barbican’s Curve. Continue reading
Go to the woods of Kyushu, Japan. Engineer a massive xylophone (or is it a marimba?) to run down the slope of a forested hill. Take a wooden ball, place it at the top of said instrument, and push it. What do you get? Bach’s treatment of a traditional church hymn! Namely, “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring.” See the video here.
Los Angeles-based artist Jacqueline Kiyomi Gordon works in sound, installation, and sculpture. Her work is often devised around audio and spatial feedback systems that manipulate the visitor’s awareness of sound and space, incorporating the physical and sonic qualities of surrounding architecture to engage the viewer’s senses.
Through June 15, 2014
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts – San Francisco
Based on the history and functional evolutions of the Villa Savoye, Haroon Mirza will install a system of solar panels to power the LED lights that will shape his installation. This will enable him to organize a vast network of acoustic vibrations, thus transforming into a sound-space that which Le Corbusier used to call an
“unspeakable space”. The formal simplicity of the architecture of Continue reading
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 and dark. They are a view into the development of future beings. Continue reading