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We began as wanderers


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A collaboration with Aaron Chesham and Stephen Gallagher
We began as wanderers a light and sound walk fabric, light, projection, multi-channel sound “Exploration is in our nature. We began as wanderers, and we are wanderers still. We have lingered long enough on the shores of the cosmic ocean. We are ready at last to set sail for the stars.”
- Carl Sagan
This meditative space presents an opportunity for you to become immersed in a sound and light environment that might allow everyone who is stuck on earth to be able to imagine an opportunity to explore amongst the universe.
Walk through the space, explore the sound and the interaction with the light.
Make yourself comfortable and spend time exploring the relationships between the many layers of sound and light. Engage in a mindful process and participate in Deep Listening.
Deep Listening is an aesthetic based upon principles of improvisation, electronic music, ritual, and meditation. It is a process where one decides to practice the art of listening and responding to environmental conditions - exploring the situation in a more focussed but experimental way in order to hear relationships and make connections.
Also, at the core of this work is a link between art and the universe.
In the not-so-distant past, space and art intermingled happily. From the Renaissance onwards, art and science became inextricably bound together. You can see it in Leonardo Da Vinci’s sketchbooks that he used as laboratories for his thinking. Artists were crucial to NASA’s development, and the work they created at times was outpacing the science of space travel itself. At the time, the space artist was to reveal science’s discoveries to the world but also to build enthusiasm for it. They wanted to inspire people to want to go and see what is ‘out there’ in our universe. Science can often get lost in minutiae at the expense of the big picture - we want to address the bigger picture through two of the fundamental forms of movement in space - sound and light.

Item Type: Contribution to a Show/Exhibition
Uncontrolled Keywords: light, sound, installation
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
T Technology > TR Photography
Divisions: Schools > School of Media Arts
Depositing User: Jeremy Mayall
Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2018 22:45
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2023 06:52

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