Shows, projects, and workshops produced in Fall 2012, during the ‘Active Intent’ series of shows at TENT Gallery and evobox in Edinburgh. The series was part of the MFA course in the “Art, Space & Nature” program at the Edinburgh College of Art / University of Edinburgh.
What is Food: The Hunter-Gatherer
Plant and industrially-processed cheese burger set into soil, with a link to a sociecity story showing statistical information on the energy required to create various human-consumed foods. This was a joint installation with Industrial Design student, Vero Alanis.
Harvest: Gangwon, Edinburgh
A two-channel video installation using reverse projection (projecting on frosted exterior windows from the inside) with videos showing at street level on Lady Lawson Street in Edinburgh. The installation is accompanied by two film stills, printed and mounted inside Tent Gallery. The soundtrack was recorded using several handmade experimental instruments from the SOUND show. The video used in this installation was taken in South Korea and Scotland.
A video documentation of this project exists below, and on YouTube.
Transport Me: 741 Metro Stations
That is the count so for in my “Transport Me” project, where I collect sound and image from metro stations in various countries — in Seoul, South Korea, I’ve actually documented all 483 of the stations as of 2012.
Here in the Edinburgh installation only SOUND is used, as Tokyo (Japan), New York City (USA), Seoul (South Korea) — three of the largest metro rail systems in the world — are juxtaposed with two of the smallest: Houston (USA), and Glasgow (Scotland). A total of 741 recordings that I have taken in station platforms and corridors over the past three years make up this six-channel soundscape.
Workshop: Audacity and The Waveform
During “Sound” week, I had the pleasure of hosting a workshop on the basics of the waveform and digital multi-track sound recording. Laptops in hand, students from different areas of the university learned how to record and mix audio using Audacity, and the instruments which were on exhibition at the ASN studio.
A mobile of decomposing fruit and severed, twisted wire. This installation has two elements of movement, an immediate one — the spinning of the objects as they react to physical air movement — and a gradual one — the changing of vertical balance as the fruit decomposes over the course of the week.