Noise Aquarium utilizes 3D-scans of these micro creatures obtained with unique scientific imaging techniques immersing the audience in a 3D ‘aquarium’ of diverse planktons projected as large as whales. Participants create destructive visual and audio noise by their presence alone as we are all implicated by our inaction.
Noise Aquarium was proud part of the two day mini-symposium ‘ I love life: Celebrating Biodiversity through Art and Science’. The gathering explored art, science, and community issues. Guests and local experts and musicians joined the vivid conversations. Besides noise pollution in the oceans the topics were ‘The Universe as Operating System’, ‘The Origins of Life’, and ‘New Mexican History through DNA’. The event was hosted by the Santa Fe Art Institute.
Noise Aquarium will be screened as part of a programme on MAN (Media Art Nexus) at NTU Singapur throughout the year 2018. And there is an awesome epilogue video of the symposium (onoff100101010.com) available!
In addition, there are videos of the talks available on the symposium website under Symposium Programme!
Artist Victoria Vesna of UCLA Art Sci Center, in collaboration with Dr. Alfred Vendl and Martina Fröschl, of the Scientific Visualization department at the Academy of Applied Arts, Vienna, bring Noise Aquarium to TEDxMB. Noise Aquarium draws our guests’ attention to unnatural noise in the oceans on plankton, one of the primary building blocks of the marine food chain and a crucial component of the Earth’s ecosystem. By showing disturbance through noise pressure waves, this intriguing video of accurate 3D-models is a vital resource for scientific and artistic research. Immerse yourself in our Noise Aquarium video lounge!
International Exhibition and Symposium 2017
October 11th -13th, 2017
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
This symposium and exhibition in Singapore will present artworks curated in joint collaboration with Web3D Art Gallery, Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Brisbane, University New South Wales Art & Design (UNSW) Sydney, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore, School of Art, Design and Media (ADM), and NTU Art & Heritage Museum with Media Art Nexus NTU (MAN).
Fourteen international research institutions, media labs, and cultural enterprises will be using Media Art Nexus NTU as a platform to display new media art created by interdisciplinary teams: UCLA Design|Media Arts Programme, UCLA Art|Sci Center and California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI); the University of Applied Arts Vienna, Science Visualization Lab Die Angewandte; Empowerment Informatics Program (EMP) at the University of Tsukuba Japan; Expanded Perception & Interaction Center (EPIC) at the University New South Wales Art & Design (UNSW); School of Engineering and Digital Arts, University of Kent (EDA); URBANSCREEN GmbH & Co. KG; Art & Design, Auckland University of Technology (AUT); Valparaiso University (Valpu) Purdue University Northwest (PNW); National Research University of Electronic Technology Moscow (MIET); Parsons School of Design New York (Parsons); Nanyang Technological University Singapore (NTU), School of Art, Design and Media (ADM), NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore (NTU CCA) and NTU Art & Heritage Museum.