UCLA Art/Sci Center

For the first half of this year 2019, I am an artist-in-residence at UCLA Art/Sci Center under Victoria Vesna.

My artistic research practice attempts to utilize multimedia techniques to tag abstract design to feelings; animated shapes and patterns to ideas. Exploring abstraction, I attempt to match design elements to ideas derived from Aztec/Mexica philosophy utilizing motion, driven by audio reactive techniques and real-time animation. Additionally, I attempt to conform the design sense of an anthropomorphic world view with a contemporary scientific view. The resulting artworks are displayed in an immersive field.

With radical changes happening in our society both technologically and socio-economically, this project proposes to artistically explore ideas embedded in Meso-American art with ideas as described in contemporary scientific ideas utilizing real-time multimedia artworks as a design platform. Prompted by the fact that mathematics in pre-Columbian Mexico was highly advanced, this project proposes to utilize the conceptual design in mythic character to explore ideas behind Quantum Theory. Though this work will use motif’s that are familiar to Meso-American art it will not redefine them. Rather it will match aspects of their iconographic meaning to concepts explored in Quantum Theory. My collaborators are my artistic partner, based in Singapore at Nanyang Technological University, Ina Conradi; and scientific partners in Germany and Austria.

UCLA ART/SCI Center residency 2018

An installation I created and exhibited last year (2018) with my creative partner, Ina Conradi.

Talking about my research at the UCLA Art/Sci Center, California Nano Science Institute (CSNI) at UCLA | Presentation Space (Fifth Floor)

LASER (Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous) Talks is Leonardo’s international program of evening gatherings that bring artists and scientists together for informal presentations and conversations. LASER Talks were founded in 2008 by Bay Area LASER Chair Piero Scaruffi and are in over 20 cities around the world.