Nick Cave (born 1959 in Fulton, Missouri, USA) is an American fabric sculptor, dancer, and performance artist. He is best known for his Soundsuits: wearable fabric sculptures that are bright, whimsical, and other-worldly.
Fuse* is a studio that operates in the field of digital arts and design, founded in 2007 with the aim of exploring the expressive potential offered by the creative use of code and digital technologies. Ever since the outset, the studio’s research has focused primarily on creating profound audience engagement, searching for new languages that may heighten the emotional impact of the narrative. over the course of the years, the studio has grown, thereby allowing for an ever more holistic approach to the creation of new projects. adopting a modus operandi which valorises pure experimentation and an empirical approach to the creative process, the goal is to push back the limits and seek out new interplay between light, space, sound and movement.
SoundBox is an experimental performance space in Davies Symphony Hall.
My varied artistic approaches to sound includes the generation, recording and production of works through techniques that range from the construction of original instrument devices and installations, to the capture of acoustic phenomenon through environmental field recordings to digital multi-tracking and manipulation. The resulting compositions are often studies in extended evolutionary permutations of a selected set of sound sources. These sources can concentrate on different properties of sound instigation and emanation that can range from the textural animation of inanimate objects or an open-air mechanical noise field to overtone resonances from a set of wires stretched across a room.
Krzysztof Wodiczko was born in 1943 in Warsaw, Poland, and lives and works in New York and Cambridge, Massachusetts. Since 1980, he has created more than seventy large-scale slide and video projections of politically charged images on architectural façades and monuments worldwide. By appropriating public buildings and monuments as backdrops for projections, Wodiczko focuses attention on ways in which architecture and monuments reflect collective memory and history. In 1996, he added sound and motion to the projections, and began to collaborate with communities around chosen projection sites—giving voice to the concerns of heretofore marginalized and silent citizens who live in the monuments’ shadows. Projecting images of community members’ hands, faces, or entire bodies onto architectural façades, and combining those images with voiced testimonies, Wodiczko disrupts our traditional understanding of the functions of public space and architecture. He challenges the silent, stark monumentality of buildings, activating them in an examination of notions of human rights, democracy, and truths about the violence, alienation, and inhumanity that underlie countless aspects of social interaction in present-day society....
The Icebook is the world's first projection mapped pop-up book, a theatrical installation depicting a silent fable through a combination of paper pop-ups, projection mapping and music. By day, each of the 11 pages is no more than a few feet tall featuring intricately hand-cut blank pop-ups, but when the lights go out and a projection is beamed onto the book's pages, the paper comes to life as if by magic and a dark, atmospheric story unfolds about a man on a journey through the wilderness. The result is an intimate, 15 min visual experience that's greater than the sum of its parts, designed for an audience of no more than 12 people.