MFA 1 - Integrated Media
Jardín de Delicias
Jardín de Delicias (2019) is a three channel video installation that documents a performative action by the artist using wax in combination with original texts written by the artist.
In this swift hell, firefighters wore upwards of seventy-five pounds of gear, as they walked atop a landscape rendered to burning coal. Guided only by headlights, the firefighters would soak the path in front of them. Every step released a fine silt of red embers and ash that moved weightlessly through the air, accompanied with […]
Arash Hajihosseini MFA 2 – Music
I am interested in the inaccurate and unpredictable result that a machine can make. In order to understand its “mind”, I train the machine using images that have not been cropped, to see how it understands a thing that has not be seen before.
“The Main Gallery screen will be pulled down and projected on it will be a video of Devorah Medwin (New York Actor’s Studio) doing a live reading of her play “”Maggie”” accompanied by her Second Life Avatar. After the video introduction, a reading of the short play will take place (live) by two Avatars standing […]
Blake The Sorcerer is a recently released album of original piano solo pieces with different moods and subjects
A collection of melodies. Embedded like a small light in the corner. This piece engages themes and processes of transparency/translucence, copying/covering, and distance/absence: the traces of a thing not there. Melody fragments expand and contract. Here, melody crystallizes into harmony and harmony unfolds as melody. Like a constellation of stars; or in the direction of […]
Finding connections in this world…
Emily Evans We Are Sitting In A Room Inspired by Alvin Lucier’s “I Am Sitting In A Room,” this composition was created collaboratively by 12 students in my Production as Composition class at CalArts, currently “sheltering in place” at locations all around the globe. It started with a room tone…Then each student contributed a harmonic […]