BLÅTIME SOL 2020

 

BLÅTIME SOL, 2020, 5:50 minutes, single channel video for projection. Film, performance, edit by Rachel Wolfe. Original soundtrack by Mehmet Dogu. Sun video, clay sculpture, and text by Mudi Hachim. This film was made possible by the support of AiR Kjerringøy and Bodø Kommune.

 

 

 

The Sun’s Traveling

As a dream, the screen technology transmits the sun. The process of solar transmission touches the memory of the first moment we see sun in our life. This sun remains within each one of us. The warm light resides within us forever. This traveling project with the sun, transfers the sun through a spiritual ritual derived from Sumerian civilisation. The heat of the sun of Iraq to the cold air of the North, reminds each of us, we move everywhere with this sun inside, and shine this sun from within. The project consists of transmitting light through a video made under the sun of Iraq. By enacting rituals established 8,000 years ago, good energy from the sun is transmuted through the video. The light is refracted from a container, made from paint and clay. The container used in this work contains writing from texts originating from The Epic of Gilgamesh (the sun within you). The texts and container return the memory to the sun within; even in darkness, this warmth remains. The four sections drawn represent stages of the idea, or revelation, of this project from idea to certain, to implementation. In the result, the performance through dance (expressive movements) create forms to represent the process of transmitting light. 

 


 

AWMAS 2020

AWMAS 2020 CONFERENCE

INTEGRATION: APPLYING ART AND SCIENCE

LOCATION: Corwin Pavilion, University of California, Santa Barabara

CONFERENCE DATES: Wed, February 05, 2020, 9:00 AM to Fri, February 07 2020, 10:00 PM [PST]

SCHEDULE: https://awmas2020.wixsite.com/home/program

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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.

Artists
Sam Bourgault and Emma Forgues, Stejara Dinulescu, Maru Garcia, Elizabeth Hambleton, Riley Henningsen, Nana, Klith Hougaard, Xindy Kang, Christina McPhee, Rodney & Elizabeth, Sophie Nebeker, Lauren Ruiz, Sahar Sajadieh, Tiffany Trenda, Rachel Wolfe, Yin Yu, Weidi Zhang

Curatorial Team
Sam Bourgault, Rodney DuPlessis, Kio Griffith, Elizabeth Hambleton, Gustavo Rincon, Sahar Sajadieh

Contact: awmas.exhibition@gmail.com

Special Thanks: Media Arts and Technology Program (MAT), Music Department, The Center for Research in Electronic Art Technology (CREATE), transLab, & Experimental Visualization Lab

 


AFJORDANCE 2019

 

 

AFJORDANCE, 2019, single channel video, soundtrack composed by the digital armature joint movements referencing an open source audio library of wind. The video looks at the new complexities emerging in Artificial Intelligence, the ways humans create mirrored structures, and affordances in the notions of Intelligence itself. Exhibited in California, Norway, and Italy.

February 2020, Corwin Pavilion, University of California Santa Barbara for AWMAS Conference.

March 2020, Arteriet, Kvinnekroppen Utstillingen, Kristiansand, Norway.

October-November 2020, LoosenArt at Millepiani, Rome, Italy.

 
Norwegian: AFJORDANCE, 2019er i enkeltkanals video, med lydspor komponert av de digitale armaturleddbevegelsene som refererer til et lydbibliotek med åpen kildekode for vind. Videoen ser på de nye kompleksitetene som dukker opp i kunstig intelligens, måtene mennesker lager speilvendte strukturer og overkommelige i forestillingene om intelligens i seg selv. )
 

Performance & Edit, Rachel Wolfe www.rachelwolfe.com

Affordance Technologist, Harald de Bondt www.movingmaking.com

Videography, Børge Indergaard www.indergaard.net

 

 

FULL TEXT

AFJORDANCE, 2019, Approximate run time 13:50 minutes, single channel video (with audio).

Affordance is what the environment offers the individual, and refers to all action possibilities depending on users’ physical capabilities. For example, a chair “affords” being “sat on,” “thrown,” “stood on,” and a continuing use of probabilities. James J. Gibson, coined the term “affordance.” The video portrays a dance at the fjord as movement research for technology lab-work.The project developed from the Solfège Souche video performance. The relationship between the human body and the natural world remains full of misunderstandings and spaces for insight. As Artificial Intelligence becomes part of human life, and human relations are increasingly dependent on technological screens and interfaces, the question of what is knowing and the way Intelligence is understood comes into question in the video. The wind sound in Afjordance are from open source libraries. The composition is made by refercing the joints in the wire frame armature. This armature positioned antagonistically opposed to the fully covered body. The body becomes a form without much identity other than it shows the proportions of a female body. The wire frame of the body becomes the composer, making a track of wind sounds as an echo of the movements of the body. The feminine as a figure of the earth or “mother nature” in certain instances is faced with the exorcised image of itself which can scarcely mirror the motions from the limited human body. The video is intended to be projected with sound, to create an immersive experience for viewers to consider the themes of technology, the body, nature elements. The experience provides a multi-sensory meditation on the possible meanings and implications of the emergent technology.

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

ARTISTIC RESEARCH: DRAFT FOR JOURNAL

 

 


 

CICA Museum

Solfége Souche, Concept 2019 Exhibition, Czong Institute for Contemporary Art (CICA), Gyeonggi-do, Korea

CICA Museum
June 28 – July 14, 2019
2019. 6.28 – 7.14

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Solfége Souche” (2018)

A Solfège Souche is by definition the root of a forgotten connection with nature. In our time of rapid advancement in technology, we stand on a Vantasner Meridian. Is it dangerous if we do not know what we stand to lose? The video works with movements, light, body, sounds reminiscent of a basic fiber of existence: humans are part of nature. In an effort to portray a relationship with nature, instead of a dominance over nature.

Rachel Wolfe was born in Illinois, and trained in dance, piano, and voice. Her meditative works are informed by observation and inquiry into beauty and sensual feeling. A world experienced through synesthesia informs her inquiry into the Vision and Body relationship through themes of water, terrain, sound, and ways of embodied knowing. Value, depth, texture, colour as related to our feeling of intelligence. At times the work appears otherworldly, saturated, sublime, nearly unreal-but the images and installations made are always about aspects deeply tied to reality. Wolfe holds a Master of Fine Art from Otis College of Art and Design, and a Bachelor of Art in Advertising, with studies in Interior Design. Awards and artist residences include Trélex Residency (Switzerland), PRAXIS Oslo ad Praxis festivalen Tricia Brown (Norway), First Place by the Jury, Imagining New Eurasia Exhibition (South Korea), Woelffer Scholarship and Academic Merit Award, Otis College of Art and

Design (USA), Academic Scholarship for Social Psychology (Japan), Historic Pathways, Indiana State University (USA). The Print Ateliér of Montréal, represents images from Human Needs.

ELVELANGS 2018

 

 

ELVELANGS I FAKKELLYS, Oslo, Norway, public installations for autumn 2018 & 2017

2018: Dual Site Installation: Vesper Monumenter and Et Dypt Nett, Frysja in Nordre Aker Bydel and Smelteverket in the Vulkan Mathallen.

 

VESPER MONUMENTER, 2018, 8 sculptures, tin-foil and snow-markers, lights with blue photo-gel filters for twilight frequency, “Shimmer” video projection. The Vesper Monumenter sculptures stand as pillars reflecting light in the twilight to darkened landscape, and were part of a dual-site installation with Frysja in the Nordre Aker Bydel and the Et Dypt Nett light and sculptures at Smelteverket in the Vulkan Mathallen Arena, in Oslo, Norway. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SHIMMER, 2018, single-channel video, original musical score.

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAKING OF ELVELANGS, 2018.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ET DYPT NETT, 2018, 8 sculptures with light, Smelteverket, Vulkan Mathallen.

 

 

 

ELVELANGS I FAKKELLYS, Oslo, Norway, Elvelangs is an annual celebration and night walk for the autumnal equinox.   The public is invited and suitable for all ages. Installations were made for autumn 2018 & 2017.