The earth always has some magnetic excitement going on. The solar flares vary along with the cloud coverage. Despite the likelihood of northern lights being frequent, so far in Nevelsfjord, they have been a special treat. The Bayer Filter (wiki) is responsible for the dramatic green hues often seen in images of northern lights; so when I processed these, I allowed the star blur, and white and blue tones to shine through. The movement of the visual was softer and more rapid than I had pre-conceived. Kjerringøy is dark early at night since geographically resting above the Arctic Circle. While this doesn’t exactly inspire the feeling I usually have to take a nattur, or hike at night, I was able to nab these images right outside the front door. I hope the softness of the image comes to you with the delight of feeling.
During the months of October and November 2020, my work and research continues by the gracious support of AiR Kjerringøy. There I will stay in Kerringøy, in the Arctic Circle near Bodø, Norway. To support my work, please follow the link within this website below. Patrons receive a password to special content only shared with those supporting the continuation of my work.
AWMAS 2020 – Art Gallery Exhibition
at the Corwin Pavilion, University of California, Santa Barbara
The UC Santa Barbara-based Alliance of Women in Media Arts and Sciences (AWMAS) will hold its third annual conference this week Feb. 5-7 at the Corwin Pavilion. With the goal of celebrating and promoting innovation by women in the burgeoning transdisciplinary space between science and media arts, the conference this year will focus on the theme of “Integration.”
“Integration” is based on academic research and artistic works by women through transdisciplinary and interdisciplinary connections between the technical sciences and other applied sciences that influence new media art. The main goal behind this conference is to provide a platform for the exchange of ideas and experiences emerging from the intersection of science and applied art. Emphasis is placed on the various aspects of the mutual benefits of the integration and interaction between science and media arts.
Attracting leading female engineers, artists, scientists and educators from all over the world, the conference has become a thriving hub for the exchange of ideas, philosophy, research, and art. The conference is led by AWMAS founder Lena Mathew, a doctoral student in UCSB’s Media Arts & Technology graduate program, along with a team of curators from UCSB, and other institutions.
As part of AWMAS 2020, an exhibition of audiovisual art installations will be presented in the Corwin Pavilion, with guided tours by the artists at 5 pm on the first day (Feb. 5th), and self-guided tours on the following days. This will serve as the backdrop for an exciting series of lectures, paper and poster presentations, and a workshop on programming for the creation of experimental computer music. The conference will culminate in a free multimedia concert on the evening of the final day.
Sam Bourgault and Emma Forgues
Nana Klith Hougaard
Rodney & Elizabeth
Dates (*Exhibition opening: Wednesday, February 5th, 2020, 5:00pm – 7:00pm)
Wednesday, February 5th, 2020, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Art Gallery
Thursday, February 6th, 2020, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Art Gallery
Friday, February 7th, 2020, 10:00 pm – 1:00 pm, Art Gallery
Location: Corwin Pavilion
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, California, 93106
Special Thanks: Media Arts and Technology Program (MAT), Music Department, The Center for Research in Electronic Art Technology (CREATE), transLab, & Experimental Visualization Lab