November 29, 2o21 – March 19, 2022
NOISE AQUARIUM, MANHATTAN PRATT GALLERY, NEW YORK
FROM FORCES TO FORMS
AR with hand drawing, Noise Aquarium
“From Forces to Forms” critically explores how artists and designers can generate vibrant forms using experimental media and processes derived from principles of complex organismal development. The exhibition considers the implications of form generation in a variety of media and in several different contexts, including ecosystems, materiality, evolution, and the origins of life.
“From Forces to Forms” is curated by Ellen K. Levy, a multimedia artist, and writer known for exploring art, science, and technology She is a past president of the College Art Association who has exhibited internationally and published widely. Relevant to this exhibition, she co-edited with Charissa Terranova an anthology on D’Arcy Thompson’s influence on contemporary art, design, and architecture, published by Bloomsbury Press.
The complete list of invited artists includes Ricci Albenda, Gemma Anderson, Tauba Auerbach, Lillian Ball, Robert Root-Bernstein, Adam Brown, Marta de Menezes, Janet Echelman, Ursula Endlicher, María Elena González, Haresh Lalvani, William Lamson, Oliver Laric, Christy Rupp, Todd Siler, Paul Thomas, Meredith Tromble, and Victoria Vesna.
The exhibition received a grant from Pratt’s STEAMplant, an initiative to foster interdisciplinary collaboration.
— NOISE AQUARIUM, THE CURVE, LONDON
OUR TIME ON EARTH
Deep Space 8K at Ars Electronica
Our Time on Earth looks to transform the conversation on climate emergency. Harnessing the power of global creativity, it presents radical visions and possibilities for the future of all species.
This major exhibition of art, science, design, music and philosophy invites you to experience different global perspectives on our shared planet, and consider Earth as a community we all belong to. Interactive experiences, immersive installations and digital works come together to take you on a journey of self-reflection, discovering how technology can connect us to the natural world and leaving you feeling empowered to make positive change.
Artists, activists, researchers, writers, designers, scientists and more highlight the need to work across borders and disciplines to urgently tackle climate change together. By reigniting respect for our beautiful and complex planet Our Time on Earth will challenge your existing opinions on the most important issue of our lifetime.
September 8 | 9:00 am PST / 18:00 CET
NOISE AQUARIUM, ARS ELECTRONICA, LINZ
Noise Aquarium animations at Ars Electronica UCLA Art|Sci Garden 2021: “Atmosphere of Sound: Sonic Art in Times of Climate Disruption” Exhibition.
Walking and breathing meditation led by Anna Nacher and members of the Art Sci collective. Audiences are required to RSVP and encouraged to record and add 30 seconds of their breath to the growing BREATH LIBRARY!
Through a simple act of breathing we may participate in the whole range of scales and time flows: for the terrestrial atmosphere, a given water molecule, the one we breathe in and breathe out as oxygen, might spend in the atmosphere 15-23 days on the average. What if the way we breathe and vocalize impacts the water cycles? Can we turn our bodies into water cycles measuring units and the instruments of cooperation with weather patterns? What if even the tiniest movement of the oxygen in our nostrils and lungs and even the slightest resonation of the vocal cords, chest, and abdomen can affect a rainstorm? Meditating on such questions may provide an interesting departure point for both scientific inquiry and embodied practice of breathing and vocalizing.