Work-In-Progress: European Cultural Centre - Venice, Italy
Strada Nova, 3659, 30121 Venezia, Italy
SEEMINGLY UNRELATED SYSTEMS
This project is an exploration of the connections that may (or may not) exist in complex systems. These experiments create intersections between music composition, whale vocalization, the internet, neuroscience, and the urban condition of Venice, Italy. The possible discovery of connective tissues running through these seemingly disparate elements holds the potential for empathetic growth—an outcome cultivating any newfound empathy is considered successful.
The experiments can be looked at as three, separate developments:
Venice Experiment #0001: untitled.experiment.sound.urban-environment.20170513
The first experiment is time-based, being found in the urban context of Venice, Italy. This experiment employs row boats and rowers that move through the city’s canals. Within each boat is a smartphone, as well as a large, battery-operated loudspeaker. The smartphone is connected to the loudspeaker, playing sounds of whale vocalization as the boats move throughout the city. Communication (natural and digital), a cross-species relationship to water, and the use of levity as an urban design tool are all elements at play. These components act together to create an unusual presence of nature within the civic setting.
Venice Experiment #0002: untitled.experiment.sound.gallery.20170513
Driven by an anti-disciplinary approach, this installation resides within the gallery and focuses on the sense of sound. The installation dismantles basic rationale used in music composition, allowing streaming internet data to somewhat replace musicians. Hundreds of pre-generated sounds are arranged, queued, and dynamically controlled by software. The composition software is informed in real time by streaming data from the smartphones used in the first experiment, as well as streaming data broadcast by sensor-clad buoys located in oceans throughout the world. The arrangement is constantly evolving as the data incessantly influences the composition, examining culturally significant properties of music, the internet, and their relationship to each other. Because it employs data gained from the first experiment, this piece also builds a physical, however intangible, connection to the urban setting, as well as “natural” communication methods developed by mammals over thousands of years.
Venice Experiment #0003: untitled.experiment.technique.visual.“mekong”.20170301
Comparatively simple, the final experiment pairs the sonic composition with a visual counterpart. Based on work with anthropologist Cera Armstrong and neurologist Dr. John Medina, this experiment looks for unempirical evidence used to gauge the value of sonic art within the gallery setting. In part, the visual component asks the audience, including the artist, to determine if the piece should exist. Simultaneously, the imagery intends to create a conceptual thread between the experiments by leveraging the more often relied upon sense sight to visually augment the sonic work.
Other exhibitors include:
Marc Abele (DEU), Marina Abramovic (SRB), Masoud Akhavan (IRN), Susanna Andreini (AUT), Leonor Anthony (CUB), Nobuyoshi Araki (JPN), Morela Avilan (VEN), Sandra Baia (PRT), Josef Baier (AUT), Lluís Barba Cantos (ESP), Bruce Barber (NZL/CAN), Magaly Barnola-Otaola (VEN), Petra Barth (DEU), Christine Bauer (AUT), Heinz Baumann (CHE), John J. Bedoya (COL), Isabelle Belloi (BEL), Francesca Beltran (MEX/USA), Hans-Christian Berg (FIN), Claudia Biehne (DEU), Valentina Bilbao (VEN), Antonio Bilotta (USA), Viel Bjerkeset Andersen (NOR), Heinrich Bobst (DEU), Mauro Bonaventura (ITA), Rosario Bond (DOM/USA), Annette Bonnier (USA), Carla A. Bordini Bellandi (ITA), Suly Bornstein-Wolff (ISR/BRA), Rodolphe Bouquillard (FRA), Riccardo Budini (ITA), Vita Buivid (UKR), Daniel Buren (FRA), Tatjana Busch (DEU), Eliezer John Cabangon (PHL), Adriana Carambia (ARG), Isabela Lleó Castells (ESP), Monika Casutt (CHE), Teo Chai Guan (SGP), Yeo Chee Kiong (SGP/GBR), Ping Chen (CHN), Chu Chi Kan (TWN), Sarah Choo Jing (SGP/GBR), Irene Christensen (NOR), Paul Critchley (GBT), Anne Curry (GBR), Markus Daum (DEU), Denis De Francesco (FRA/CZE), Anja de Jong (NLD), herman de vries (NLD), Giò di Busca (ITA), Sophie Dickens (GBR), Christine Dixie (ZAF), John DOE (USA), Silvia Dogliani (ITA), Dolk (NOR), Nina Dotti (VEN), Mark Dotzler (USA), Jan Douma (NLD), Tulip Duong (VMN), Mark Dziewulski (GBR), Herbert Egger (AUT), Hakan Esmer (TUR), Stefan Faas (DEU), Wael Farran (LBN), Johann Feilacher (AUT), Carole A. Feuerman (USA), Lena Flodman (SWE), Daniela Flörsheim (DEU), Lisa Folino (USA), Juan Ford (AUS), Giacomo Fortunato (USA), Anna Frants (RUS), Anna Friemoth (USA), Ismael Frigerio (CHL), Jessica Fulford-Dobson (GBR), Jane Fulton Alt (USA), Andras Gal (HUN), Jonas Gasiūnas (LTU), Marieke Geerlings (NLD), Beatriz Gerenstein (USA), Valerie Ghoussaini (FRA), Patricija Gilytė (LTU), Sarah Gold (NLD), ONA (ARG), Luis Gonzalez Palma (GTM), Julius Göthlin (SWE), Torkil Gudnason (USA), Kimberley Gundle (ZAF), Laina Hadengue (FRA), Anuar Haffendi (MYS), Paul Handley (NZL), Tibor Hargitai (HUN/CAN), Maureen Harrison (GBR), Xenia Hausner (AUT), Samuel Havadtoy (HUN), Graham Hay (AUS), Lihuai He (CHN), Sibyl Heijnen (NLD), Jiang Heng (CHN), Per Hess (NOR), Margit Hideg (CAN), Camomile Hixon (USA), Do Hoang Tuong (VNM), Roland Höft (DEU), Richard Humann (USA), Ismet Jonuzi (UNK), Bernhard Jordi (CHE), Hongjung Jung Park (USA), Ryohei Kamaga (JPN), Caroline Kampfraath (NLD), Philipp Käppeli (CHE), Johannes Karman (NLD), Dirk Karsten (NLD), Algis Kasparavičius (LTU), Jerzy Kędziora (POL), Paul Kelly (IRL), Simon Kennedy (GBR), Anton Kerscher (DEU), Reza Khatir (CHE/IRN), Helen Kirwan (GBR), Ellen Klijzing (NLD), Frigyes Konig (HUN), Anita Kontrec (DEU), Jeff Koons (USA), Joseph Kosuth (USA), Rostyslav Koterlin (UKR), Renate Krammer (AUT), Guillaume Krick (CAN), Olga Krokhicheva (RUS), Jelena Krsic (SRB), Beat Kuert (CHE), Gerard Kuijpers (BEL), Burkut Kum (TUR), Hyun-Jin Kwak (SWE), Peter Lajtai (HUN), Ivan Lardschneider (ITA), Morten Lassen (DNK), Philippe Leblanc (BEL), Christy Lee Rogers (USA), Jing Liang (USA), Andrei Liankevich (BLR), Trine Lise Nedreaas (NOR), Davor Ljubicic (DEU), Valentina Loffredo (ITA), Cen Long (CHN), Norma E. Lopez (COL), Markus Lüpertz (DEU), Laura Makabresku (POL), Walter Markham (USA), Marcello Martinez Vega (ECU), Kiran Master (GBR), Andrea Matheisen (DEU), Karina Matheus (VEN), Philippe Mazaud (USA/FRA), Patricia McKenna (IRL), Meadows, Montserrat Mesalles (CRI), Metaphora Personalem (CHN), Denis Mikhaylov (RUS), Rita Minissi (ITA), Taisuke Mohri (JPN), Tobi Möhring (DEU), Leonardo Moleiro (VEN), Anthony Moman (GBR), Eva Moosbrugger (AUT), Francois Morellet (FRA), Marina Moreno (GBR/ITA), Vicente Munoz (ECU), Raffy Napay, Monika Nguyen (AUT), Hermann Nitsch (AUT), Reka Nyari (USA), Yoko Ono (JPN), Julian Opie (GBR), Istvan Orosz (HUN), Sohn Paa (KOR), Bárbara Palomino (BRA/CHL), Harikleia Papapostolou (GRE), Hongjung Park (KOR), Daniel Pesta (CZE), Thomas Pihl (NOR/USA), Francisca Prieto (GRB/CHL), Michael Proepper (DEU), Jiefei Qi, Nicola Rae (GBR), Arnulf Rainer (AUT), Reko Rennie (AUS), Rene Rietmeyer (NLD), Andreas Rimpel (DEU), Peter Riss (DEU), Andrew Rogers (AUS), Sara Roitman (ISR/CHL), Antoine Rose (BEL), Peter Rosman (AUS), Alejandra Ruddoff (CHL), Thomas Ruff (DEU), Carla Rump (NLD), Andreas Sagmeister (AUT), Silvio Santini (ITA), Aspa Savvidis (BEL), Harry Schaffer (CHE), Brigitte Schaider (DEU), Vitor Schietti (BRA), Max Scholz (DEU), Johannes Schramm (DEU), Luke Schuetrumpf (USA/AUS), Eugen Schütz (DEU), Ulrich Schweiger (DEU), Jaqueline Seeber (CHE), Fiorenzo Senese (ITA), Susan Seubert (USA), Avner Sher (ISR), Li-Jen Shih (TWN), Laura Shill (USA), Simhyang (KOR), Jolanta Šmidtienė (LTU), Vanessa Smith (USA), Laurel Smith (USA), Constantinos Sofikitis (GRE), Nguyen Son (VNM), Brigitte Spiegeler (NLD), Suse Stoisser (AUT), Samuel Stubblefield (USA), Lorien Suarez-Kanerva (USA), Joel Swanson (USA), Robert Szittay (SVK), Karyn Taylor (NZL), Tbilisi State Academy of Arts (GEO), Angela Tiatia (AUS), Ly Tran Quynh Giang (VNM), Miroslav Trubač (SVK), Nguyen Trung (VMN), Wei-Cheng Tsai (TWN), Christiane Tureczek (AUT/CHE), George Tzikas (AUS), Günther Uecker (DEU), Tesfaye Urgessa (ETH), Guy van den Bulcke (BEL), Mieke van Grinsven (TZA), Apollonia Vanova (CAN), Kris Vervaeke (BEL), Joanna Vestey (GBR), Lidia Vitkovskaya (RUS), Cristian Voigt (DEU), Lars Waldemar (DNK), Ty Waltinger (AUT), Kim Wan (KOR), Beatrice Wanjiku (KEN), Doerte Wehmeyer (DEU), Lawrence Weiner (USA), Ariella Wertheimer (ISR), Bernhard Witsch (AUT), Arthur Woods (CHE/USA), Ivana Woscoboinik (ARG), Hans-Ruedi Wüthrich (CHE), Kim Yeongjea (KOR), Gayane Yerkanyan (ARM), Se Yoon Park (KOR), Xuhong Yu (CHN), Ghassan Zard (LBN), Yanzi Zhang (CHN).