Usha Venkat

BFA 2 - Art

Radical Practice

Radical Practice is a series of podcast conversations between CalArts Graphic Design Program alumnae and current students. Each episode features an alumna with a distinct professional practice, including BFAs and MFAs whose endeavors range from cultural to corporate and from singular enterprises to ambitious ideas. We’ll discuss how they have defined success for themselves and gather insights into how their CalArts education might have played a role.

Radicalpractice.calarts.edu

Collaborators:

Louise Sandhaus, Alex Meir, Natalie Gooden, Alene Tashjian, Usha Venkat, Lily Yeh,
Zhenyu Qu

Adam Peltier

home movies “sometimes i wish i was a woman, just so i could have an abortion” – john waters Connor Linnerooth "Lords and Ringz" – Last Week's Weather Tonight A celebrity guest and phone calls. What could go wrong? two jokes joke + joke = jokes

Kenneth Chan

A music collage I made with reversed samples of my previously recorded music.

Marina Santana De la Torre

Alternative Facts (Hechos Alternativos) A reflection on the phrase “Alternative Facts” used during a press conference in January 22, 2017

Moon Wang

I miss my three boyfriends This is a series of posters we made based on a girl who have mental illness and have lived in the hospital for 34 years.

Eric Lennartson

A laser pointer is pointed at a mirror attached to a balloon. Sounds from a synthesizer vibrate the balloon, causing the mirror to move. This moves the laser pointer, resulting in the visualization of how the sound causes the balloon to vibrate. The images produced from this process are called lissajous figures. The improvisation explores […]

Mechatronic Art and Music

Kai-Luen Liang Tomorrow There Will Be Wind ( Automatic Windchimes ) A performance of playing an Arduino controlled set of wind chimes. Vibration motors are activated through a motor driver creating divisions and polyrhythms based on various “states.” First iteration prototype with beer bottle activation.   Trevor Bock 4-Note Bottle Blowing Instrument I have always […]