This is a Unity-based video piece, inspired by Reich's Pendulum Music, but with a microtonal tuning based on a 1-3-5-7 combination-product set. The fundamental of this tuning is an upper 2/1 partial of the Schumann resonance 7.83 Hz. This Schumann resonance is basically the resonant frequency of the Earth’s electromagnetic field. Here is a video playlist with some of my other video pieces, as well: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8ZHADWS0bBOvefrLN3gkyA0iLom4s8RZ
Count In is a meditation on the role of individual voices in an imminent post-human environment, based around a recording of Poly-Styrene (from the 70s punk band X-Ray Spex) defiantly shouting the numbers “1-2-3-4.”
Count In combines phasing techniques and just intonation (with a tuning system inspired by La Monte Young’s Well Tuned Piano) and the result is a mixture of Steve Reich, X-Ray Spex, James Tenney, and Sesame Street Pinball Number Counts. The layered iterations of Styrene’s voice are reinforced by the visual presence of corresponding numbers, which slowly change color akin to a James Turrell Skyspace.
“Happy Headroom” was part of my mid-residency show titled “Living Threads” in February 2020. The immersive installation consisted of 4-channel video and sculptures. In this video, my mom and I perform rituals as a visceral process to create a dialogue between changing states of self and site. Hair, simultaneously dead and living, functions as a […]
A reflection on the phrase “Alternative Facts” used during a press conference in January 22, 2017
My clothes my hair my face my body. The way I look and the way I feel are at war with each other. A film about gender in isolation.
Lights of a carousel illuminating the dark sky https://syvargas470.wixsite.com/website
Clay Chaplin Music ESP Festival – Telematic Concert Series Day 1 – Fixed Media works Shuwen Zhao https://vimeo.com/418187433 Azariah Felton https://vimeo.com/418184810 Abigail Johnson https://vimeo.com/418184478 Andrew Dyet https://vimeo.com/418184643 Day 2 – Live Sets Isaac Rohr https://vimeo.com/418185412 Rebecca Drapkin https://vimeo.com/418185955 Day 3 – Live Sets Leslie Lang https://vimeo.com/418185804 Brian Griffith https://vimeo.com/418143070 Day 4 – Live Sets Maria […]
Ernestine and Delilah navigate their love in an apocalyptic world. Collaborators: Claire Brnjac https://vanessakwan.art/
Cindy Pepper ” Cynthia Pepper has been active in the performing arts for decades. She began her performance career early with Virginia Tanner. She performed with Bella Lewitzky, Loretta Livingston, Donald Byrd and choreographers throughout California. Cynthia currently teaches cultural world dances and choreographs for films. ” Alumni – Dance Boxing Can Be Fun A […]
This project aims to discuss what’s the function of space, to explore the relationship between objects’ physical movements and spatial configuration in a different way, and to consider how we search/use/limit/share the space for a different purpose. The artist takes a dynamic sculpture approach to investigate the realm between visible the invisible. The purpose is […]