I am happy to announce that I have been selected as one of four artists for Art By Translation 2018! Art by Translation is a research and exhibition program directed by Maud Jacquin and Sébastien Pluot, founding directors, and Jeff Guess, pedagogical director. It is supported by the French Ministry of Culture and collaborates with a host of international academic and art institutions.
As a group, researchers and artists will propose responses to Alison Knowles' computer generated poem House of Dust.
The project will kick off with a series of performances at CalArts on March 23rd.
A bit of preview on my piece:
Choir Of Babble/Chœur du Babillement
Choir of Babble will stage an encounter between synthesized voices and live speech. In addition to examining the contrast between generative algorithmic babble and impromptu spoken word, the performance will accentuate the difference between French and English pronounciation — opening vistas into the sound of language. Begining with prosody and intonation rather than semantic content, the piece will be composed of snapshots of a developing language, with the aim of being simultaneously alien and familiar.
Duration: Approx 15-20mins
With special thanks to Parag K. Mital.