Visual Artist & Art Director
Light & Sound
LIGHT & SOUND
❏ How can Light & Sound be used to transform, create, expand, amplify and interpret physical spaces?
Method: Projection, Sound, Installation object
LIGHT + SOUND + MOTION + TIME + SPACE
Light art is an applied arts form in which light is the main medium of expression. It is an art form in which either a sculptureproduces light, or light is used to create a “sculpture” through the manipulation of light, colors, and shadows. These sculptures can be temporary or permanent, and can exist in two distinctive spaces: indoor galleries, such as museum exhibits, or outdoors at events like festivals. ~Wikipedia
Anthony Mccall ( Images ): Born: April 14, 1946 (age 70), St Paul’s Cray, United Kingdom.
Anthony McCall is a British-born New York based artist known for his ‘solid-light’ installations, a series that he began in 1973 with “Line Describing a Cone,” in which a volumetric form composed of projected light slowly evolves in three-dimensional space.
Julio Le Parc ( www.julioleparc.org ): Born: September 23, 1928 (age 87), Mendoza, Argentina
Julio Le Parc is an Argentina-born artist who focuses on both modern op art and kinetic art. Le Parc attended the School of Fine Arts in Argentina. A founding member of Groupe de Recherche d’Art Visual (GRAV) and award winning artworks, he is a significant figure in Argentinean modern art.
Dan Flavin was an American minimalist artist famous for creating sculptural objects and installations from commercially available fluorescent light fixtures.
François Morellet ( www.francois-morellet.com ): Born: April 30, 1926, Cholet, France Died: May 11, 2016, Cholet, France Period: Conceptual art
François Morellet was a French contemporary painter, sculptor, and light artist. His early work prefigured minimal art and conceptual art, and he played a prominent role in the development of geometrical abstract art.
James Turrell ( Images ) : Born: May 6, 1943 (age 73),California, United States Field: Installation art Period: Land art
James Turrell is an American artist primarily concerned with light and space. Turrell was a MacArthur Fellow in 1984.
“My work is more about your seeing than it is about my seeing, although it is a product of my seeing. I’m also interested in the sense of presence of space; that is space where you feel a presence, almost an entity — that physical feeling and power that space can give.”
Generative art refers to any art practice where the artistcreates a process, such as a set of natural language rules, a computer program, a machine, or other procedural invention, which is then set into motion with some degree of autonomy contributing to or resulting in a completed work of art. ~ Wikipedia
Steina Vasulka (born Steinunn Briem Bjarnadottir in 1940) and Woody Vasulka (born Bohuslav Vasulka in 1937) are early pioneers of video art, and have been producing work since the early 1960s. The couple met in the early 1960s and moved to New York City in 1965, where they began showing video art at the Whitney Museum and founded The Kitchen in 1971. Steina and Woody both became Guggenheim fellows: Steina in 1976, and Woody in 1979.
LIGHT, OPTICS & OTHER OBJECTS
Olafur Eliasson is a Danish-Icelandic artist known for sculptures and large-scale installation art employing elemental materials such as light, water, and air temperature to enhance the viewer’s experience. Wikipedia
in 2003, he represented denmark at the 50th venice art biennale with his installation ‘the blind pavilion’. he currently lives and work sin copenhagen and berlin.
“People expect listening to be more than listening. And so sometimes they speak of “inner listening”, or the “meaning” of sound. When i talk about music, when it finally comes to people’s minds that i’m talking about sound, that doesn’t mean anything. It is not inner, but it’s just outer. And those people who finally understand it generally say: “you mean that i’s ‘just’ -sound-?”, thinking, for something to just be a sound, to be useless. I love sounds, just as they are, and i have no need for them to be anything more than they are. There are two things that don’t have to mean anything: one is music, and the other is laughter.”
~ John Cage.
Sound Visualisation Inspiration
❏ Conversations with Spaces | Exploring how audiovisual technology can be used to transform, create, expand, amplify and interpret physical spaces.
❏ Voice Box
I have been interested in translating elements of speech into different mediums and contain/capture them in a physical space.
❏ The visualisation of speech
The aim has been to open up the subject of the visualisation of speech to a wider audience through the communication of the shape, movement and rhythm of language to visually represent the difference in speech patterns.
~ Savvas Zinonos,
❏ Sound of Threads
It consisted of two different installations, both engaging with sound’s impact in multiple ways, so that people could both feel and create music, by hearing, touching and seeing the sound.
❏ How LINE can create dimension of object and visualise the world.
I am interested in line as a subject which leads me to follow architectural lines in built environments. I am also interested in how do we perceive the environment we inhabit and what happens when a subtle shift is made in things which we have been use to see in a certain way. Does that subtle shift make us question our knowledge or our knowing and how? This query has been usually questioned through the medium of drawing on paper and in space and photography has been the interlocutor.
Noise, Music & Sound:
Music is an art form and cultural activity whose medium is sound and silence. The common elements of music are
PITCH (which governs melody and harmony),
RHYTHM (and its associated concepts tempo, meter, and articulation),
DYNAMICS (loudness and softness), and the
sonic qualities of timbre and texture (which are sometimes termed the “color” of a musical sound).
In physics, sound is a vibration that propagates as a typically audible mechanical wave of pressure and displacement, through a medium such as air or water. In physiology and psychology, sound is the reception of such waves and their perception by the brain.
Noise is sound that is not wanted by the perceiver, because it is unpleasant, loud, or interferes with hearing. This results in the subjective discretion between sound and noise, where any sound may be considered noise depending on the perceiver. From a physics standpoint, noise is indistinguishable from sound as both are vibrations through a medium, like air or water. The difference arises from how the brain receives and perceives a sound.
Noise music is a category of music that is characterised by the expressive use of noise within a musical context. This type of music tends to challenge the distinction that is made in conventional musical practices between musical and non-musical sound.
Noise music includes a wide range of musical styles and sound-based creative practices that feature noise as a primary aspect. It can feature acoustically or electronically generated noise, and both traditional and unconventional musical instruments. It may incorporate live machine sounds, non-musical vocal techniques, physically manipulated audio media, processed sound recordings, field recording, computer-generated noise, stochastic process, and other randomly produced electronic signals such as distortion, feedback, static, hiss and hum. There may also be emphasis on high volume levels and lengthy, continuous pieces. More generally noise music may contain aspects such asimprovisation, extended technique, cacophony and indeterminacy, and in many instances conventional use of melody, harmony, rhythm and pulse is dispensed with.
Luigi Russolo, a Futurist artist of the very early 20th century, was perhaps the first noise artist. His 1913 manifesto, L’Arte dei Rumori, translated as The Art of Noises, stated that the industrial revolution had given modern men a greater capacity to appreciate more complex sounds. Russolo found traditional melodic music confining and envisioned noise music as its future replacement. He designed and constructed a number of noise-generating devices called intonarumori and assembled a noiseorchestra to perform with them. Works entitled Risveglio di una città (Awakening of a City) and Convegno d’aeroplani e d’automobili (The Meeting of Aeroplanes and Automobiles) were both performed for the first time in 1914.