Energy Fields: Vibrations of The Pacific
The Pacific Rim is a hotbed of cultural, military, electromagnetic, and seismic activity. Energy Fields: Vibrations of The Pacific examines approaches to vibration, sound, and kinetic energy shared by artists and scientists working in the Pacific region across the 20th century to the present day. An international group of contemporary artists demonstrates the ways energetic waves operate on the senses, and how these often invisible forces have been considered by artists and scientists. Artworks such as Alba Triana’s sound sculpture Music on a Bound String No. 2 (2015) and David Haines and Joyce Hinterding’s Telepathy (2008)—a single-occupancy anechoic chamber—allow audiences to experience and contemplate their relationship to sound and vibration. Malena Szlam’s film ALTIPLANO creates visual rhythms against a soundscape generated from infrasound (below human hearing) recordings of volcanoes, geysers, and Chilean blue whales. Energy Fields also reflects on the contributions of Indigenous artists and traditional environmental knowledge across four continents connected by the Pacific Ocean.
The Fulcrum Festival (programing in LA) will be October 16-20, 2024.
Artwork credit: ear(th), 2004, Steve Roden. Courtesy of the artist and Williamson Gallery ArtCenter College of Design. Photograph by Steve Heller. ©Steve Rhoden.
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