Noise Aquarium travels with Our Time on Earth Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA

Once again this work is installed remotely and I am unable to be there for the opening happening tomorrow. It will be up until my birthday, June 9th, so I am hoping to go there and check out how it is installed and see the rest of the great works in this show.

COSMIC NOMAD SOUND WALK

Sound walk Composed for the 7th Transdisciplinary Imaging Conference 2022, in the Central Asian republic of Kyrgyzstan, presented Sept 25. Premiered at UCLA, Sept 23
In between projection of the plankton in Noise Aquarium (North side of UCLA campus) Alien Star Dust at the Planetarium, audiences participate in this sound walk composed by Victoria Vesna and Ivana Dama in collaboration with Anna Nacher (Slovakia), Patricia Cadavid (Columbia / Spain), Clarissa Ribeiro (Brazil).

Octopus BrainStorming write-up

UCLA Newsroom

UCLA Newsroom featured Octopus BrainStorming:

For the last year, two professors from UCLA have been inviting people to take part in one of the most interesting conversations of their lives. The most recent setting was at a technology and art convention in Slovenia. In a darkened room two people each wore a ceremonial crown that resembled a fluorescent octopus, which covered brain-wave–reading electrodes attached to their heads. But the strangest part? The participants never uttered a word to each other.

Welcome to “Octopus BrainStorming,” a participatory performance art installation that combines the technology of neuroscience with an artistic interpretation of the type of communication exhibited by octopi. read more HERE

Octopus BrainStorming @ Speculum Artium

Immediately after 24/7 non-stop time @ Ars Electronica, we packed up and traveled to Trbovlje, Slovenia to set up the latest version of Octopus BrainStorming. Mark flew in from LA for just this event and was there for 3 days only before flying back for another set of deadlines. It was the most advance version to date! Here is a short unedited video — this is real time, color and sound changes activated by non-verbal communication of Aleksa and Mitja who volunteered and performed for over 2 hours!

Fluid Visualization and Sound Matters

Just arrived to Vienna — getting ready for the symposium organized by Ingeborg Reichle. This project has its’ own momentum! I have to start working on the sound issues — visuals are no problem — gorgeous visualization by an amazing process involving biologists and animated by Martina Fröschl who is working on her PhD under the direction of Alfred Vendl.