We had an amazing, magical jam at dawn in the Integratron. Can’t wait to share! It was so great to connect to Anna in Slovakia and make sounds on my hang drum and absorb resonance of Joanne Karl on the sound bowls. We played Siddharth’s recording if the Gayatri mantra and dedicated to all sentient beings. I could do this day in and day out! #alienstardust
Integratron getting ready for the big moment! #alienstardust
You are cordially invited to Alien Star Dust: signal to noise! Collective art + science meditation for Winter Solstice, 12.21.20 @ the Integratron.
Haytham Nawar is participating in Alien Star Dust meditation from Egypt! #alienstardust
Siddharth is participating in Alien Star Dust meditation from Seattle – connecting to India! #alienstardust
Cupcake is joining Alien Star Dust meditation from Egypt! #alienstardust.com
Rhiannon Catalyst is performing in the Alien Star Dust collective meditation at the Integratron! #alienstardust
Virtual Concrete (1994) was created at UC Santa Barbara and funded by the David Bermant foundation. It is one of the very first pieces that connected the Internet to the physical space. For many years it was stored in the back of the foundation’s farm in Santa Ynez and when the property was sold and the collection moved to the Butler museum, I had to make a decision to let it go. Virtual Concrete was purposely constructed to be very heavy with enforced concrete and this made it difficult to move and / or give away. Not to mention that all this was happening in the midst of the pandemic…
Here is a short video they sent me of it being disposed unceremoniously….just another reminder of the transitory nature of life. END of an ERA!
Description from 1995 ISEA: This piece is based on a paper The Wild West and the Frontier of Cyberspace. An 18-foot concrete path was constructed upon which lay larger than life electrostatic images of seemingly dead/ fragmented male and female bodies. Once the paper was removed, the remaining pigment bonded to the concrete, thus creating a digital fresco. The viewers in the physical site walked and crawled on the art, reading the text, triggering sounds of cybersleaze and legalese via sensors, all the while being watched by a camera/eye connected to the Net. Those away from the concrete virtually participated as voyeurs, watching who was walking on the bodies, talking into the concrete, constructing and commenting on bodies in the gallery. The Concrete Path was part of the Veered Science show at the Huntington Beach Art Center (California) in 1995.
Let’s meditate together on this!!! Alien Star Dust: signal to noise from the Integratron, Winter solstice, Dec 21!
The two largest planets in our Solar System, Jupiter and Saturn, will be so close in the sky that they’ll both be visible through a telescope eyepiece at the same time. The Great Conjunction of 2020 will be the closest in almost 400 years. This video explains what Great Conjunctions are and tells you how and when you may be able to see the Great Conjunction of 2020. It also describes what you may expect to be able to see by eye, using binoculars, or through a telescope.
Alien Star Dust: signal to noise collective art + sci meditation from the Integratron is on 21.12.20!
Today I gave a talk on Alien Star Dust to the Art students in Prague and was reminded of the time Jim and I were there – 11 years ago – presenting the Blue Morph – collective metamorphosis. Honored to be Saša’s mentor. Thank you Branislava for organizing!