This sound work is influenced by the image and the message of movie ‘Matrix’. In the movie, the world is made of mathematical information, and time and space are extended like rubber. This translation and flexibility are fascinating to me.
Another influence is the presentation of external circumstances and inner mind states at the same time. Environment is always changing. There are many voices, values and trends. Those build a flow that creates an atmosphere or culture in a certain group like school or company, or the spirit of the times.
In fact, the border line between our will and effects from the environment is vague, especially when we have a choice. The environment and the subject affect each other. Even though this ambiguity is true, to live by ourselves or to be self-reliant, we need to rise above the circumstances around us.
Mostly, I chose two different sound resources; crowd sounds that were captured in Grunwald gallery and water imagery sounds such as sonar, waterdrop and scuba diving.
I worked mainly in Reason, DAW software, because I like the sophisticated effects. I use a lot of effects to create a certain space and express flexible time such as reverb, changing tempo and level, echo, EQ changes and so on.
IU-Administered Summer Program conducted in partnership with the Central Academy of Fine Arts. May 14 – June 17, 2012
The program host, Central Academy of Fine Arts (中央美術学院), is considered the very top art institute in China. It is the only advanced academy of fine arts under direct charge of the Department of Education. Renowned faculties from CAFA will co-teach special topics in the program – bridging traditional Chinese art materials to contemporary practices. The projects will allow students from all areas to experiment with new ideas and styles, while simultaneously advancing work in their favored medium. The course will be conducted in the form of lectures, demonstrations, studio practices, cultural lessons, and extensive field trips.
Contemporary Chinese art has drawn international attention since the 1990s. With new economic and cultural openness and the growing middle-class, China has produced a booming art scene that plays an important role in current artistic discourse. Beyond the exciting new developments, the main attraction to China is its ancient past. With a long and rich history, Chinese art symbolizes one of the highest cultural sophistications in the ancient world. Countless historical monuments and architectural wonders offer ample sources of inspiration. Interdisciplinary Studio Art Practice in China provides a unique work experience wherein the participants can record and render their impressions surrounded by the remains of the traditional and the energy of the Twentieth Century. The program will be conducted in Beijing – the economical, political, and cultural capital of China.