Placement Research for Response

Considering placement of work is a very valuable part of your art process . Place is more than material, space, light, and allocation, place also has a content of social, religion, psychological, historical and political value. When I am working through my art process I consider, is the piece/place/site specific, am I demonstrating political views,  is it socially interactive, or historic.

Psychogeographical art is something that I am influenced by. Richard Long Time and Space exhibition at Arnolfini in Bristol demonstrated this concept, the exhibition consisted of pieces of land he had picked up and markings he had made whilst on his many journeys another piece is Tateshots-Ruth Ewan. Geochaching is also something that I will be including in my future process which I would consider to be emotional geophraphical art. The exhibition space chosen for site project had an element of psychogeographical content in that it had an emotional response due to its derelict aesthetic. Exhibiting my work I wanted to blend the environment into the work.

Response 3 Exhibit at The Blue Rooms
Response 3 Exhibit at The Blue RoomsMy final piece of Brain Computer Interface
Response 3
Blue rooms
Blue rooms

On working through my process of developing BCI it is clear that I am part of a new movement happening within art called The Maker Movement.


Artefact exploration for Response and Sound of the Brain

Richard Deacon- Empirical Jungle
Richard Deacon -Empirical jungle, National Museum Wales.

DSC_0040Deacon uses metaphorical references in movement, material and process to create his pieces. As I have worked through my process I am aware that each mark, movement has a reference. Considering the material and aesthetical value.

Process Exploration

3 materials chosen to reference Empirical jungle previous name-3 Jungle

Deacon had an exhibition space and buyer organised before Empirical jungle was created. Because of the pieces size and weight it would have been very expensive to make and transport. This has made me rethink my making process and make manageable work, for transportation and exhibition.  

At the Fragile exhibition at National Museum Cardiff, Empirical Jungle took prize position next to the Orchestra giving it energetic content. While developing my contextual content I became aware of how I am focused on matter being influenced by the sounds in its environment, which guided me into the process of recording brain waves and their frequencies  and turning them into Audible and Visual.

When the Fragile Exhibition finished Empirical jungle was placed under a staircase, which for me it lost the contextual value. It brought to my attention that placement is important and adds to the contextual aspect of the art work.

Recording taken from Fragile Exhibition -edited by Lianne Morgan


Artist Influence for Sound of the Brain

I had been working through various processes such as Photography and Photoshop,  3D Scanning, making Wallpaper and Fabric Print, and Sand Casting. Within the first five weeks of attending Fablab my works process is improving and taking a clear journey toward a really exciting piece of innovation, a Brain Computer Interface .

My work prior to fablab was influenced by organic matter and environmental communication.

Through my research I discovered that every cell has its own signature frequency, this is demonstrated throughout the world of sciences click here to read, Niemetz_Thesis2004 Singing cells, art, science and the noise in between, Anne Niemetz MFA Thesis 2004 UCLA Department of Design|Media Arts. My research into BCI led me into learning about the brain frequencies.

Wave Frequency
Gamma 27 Hz and up
Beta 12hz – 27hz
Alpha 8hz – 12hz
Theta 3hz – 8hz

I will be creating visual works from found data of brain waves.

Artistic inspiration Brain Laser cut by YK Songlasercutbrain2

Frequencies Light Quanta by Nicolas Bernier

John Stuart reid interview 2016