An Engine Institute project
China Blue is interested in how our world is built from our sensations and perceptions and how this emerging umwelt provides not only a basis for exploring the inner world of the mind, but also how technological extensions of our senses, provide a way to transcend their limits. Her work enhances the audience’s perceptual world through her investigations and explorations into bioacoustics, ultra and infrasonic sampling devices, brain wave monitoring, and robotic sensory avatars.
My paintings have come to be more and more engaged with issues of science. After initially training as a physicist, I switched to painting. Over time I have developed a style based on harnessing the fluid properties of my materials to produce painterly effects. Using techniques borrowed from the abstract expressionists, I pour, drip, hurl, etc. I seal the paint in layers of clear acrylic, and then draw outlines to render the resulting patterns as three-dimensional forms. One of the interesting things about this process is that the images clearly suggest organic forms, but at an indeterminate scale. A microscopic size is suggested, but also a macrocosmic or atomic one. This fractal quality of scalelessness is characteristic of the chaotic processes that produce so many natural forms. By incorporating chance and chaos into my painting (in the form of semi-controlled accidents of paint running and mixing) I recreate and reenact my subject matter.
His artwork features complex patterns and forms made by an accumulation of hand drawn marks. Each new mark is applied in response to the previous one and so on. For each piece he sets up a starting condition and devise a set of rules, which are much like algorithms, that limit what and how forms develop. Beginning a piece is a moment of unlimited potential and the final results are often unexpected, which he finds extremely exciting. He uses this emergent process regardless of the media he chooses, and he typically makes drawings, prints, and paintings closely related to the artistic tradition of geometric abstraction.
Natiional Sawdust Theatre
Ms. Hendryx says she is driven by transformation and Innovation; ‘constant evolution, pushing her limits and seeking new territory to explore.
A certified techie, Nona loves all things technical and Benoit Maurbry build a version of his ‘audio tutu’ e.g. wearable art/sound system, which she has worn in performances in art galleries in London, NY, L.A, Hong Kong & Berlin. more
The Songbird Sings of Home
Richard Humann is a New York City-based American neo-conceptual artist. In his art work he delves deep into both the concept and the idea, while using a multitude of materials to create his installations, sculptures, videos and sound projects. In many of his works, Humann applies the idea of fractals in a scientific, poetic and artistic way to examine the complexity of the personal and universal conditions.
Christopher Konopka is a multidisciplinary artist who researches and experiments with bleeding edge technology searching for new forms of interconnectivity. He focuses on everything from audio programming to video synthesis in an effort to find new ways to streamline standard practices and create new learning techniques. While attending the Berklee College of Music, he studied Computer Music theory with Dr. Richard Boulanger and interconnectivity practices with Tom Zicarelli. more
France Languérand is an artist who lives and works in Paris, France. She focuses on creating multiples and series’ in order to re-establish and critique the notion of authenticity. Languérand also defies the four-wall gallery aesthetic by consistently creating sequential series’ that are too vast for exhibition display. In 2006 the artist exhibited a collection of poems based on randomly chosen words, with the intent to illuminate contemporary culture as a vast repository of data. And, to this date she continues to break down mass culture into visually-based systems that carry only a moment of experience with the intent to document an artistic activity.