DMA 289: Special Topics In Media Arts: Vibrations Matter - Fall 2020


Special Topics In Media Arts: Vibrations Matter


Victoria Vesna


Once artist takes on challenge of making invisible visible or inaudible audible, they are almost immediately thrown into realm of energy at edge of art and science. Established art world-- largely based on visual culture--finds it difficult to place this kind of work; and scientific community--used to working in this realm in reductionist way--finds it hard to comprehend. Yet public seems to be drawn to media artwork residing in between, and there seems to be universal need for connection to spiritual realm beyond what established religions offer. As many speculative ideas in West circulate around those of energetic approach to matter in general, particularly body and mind, alternative medicine and other Eastern philosophies are thriving. Exploration and creation of sound art projects that utilize vibrations, noise, and audible and inaudible realms. Sound artists--such as Bill Fontana and Jocelyn Ho, and physicists who work with sound--such as Dr. Seth Putterman, invited to participate.
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