Thursday, January 22, 2015
Concrete Sound, 2013. These cast concrete forms, based on acoustic foam panels found in sound recording studios, accumulate to form muted landscapes. Image courtesy the artist.Photo credit: Katarina Hybenova
Audra Wolowiec is an interdisciplinary artist based in Brooklyn, NY. Through sculpture, installation, text and performance, she makes conceptually driven work with an emphasis on sound and the material qualities of language. She received a BFA from the University of Michigan and MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. Her work has been shown at Magnan-Metz, Reverse, Art in General, Socrates Sculpture Park, MOMA P.S.1 and the Center for Performance Research. She has been an artist in residence at Bemis Center for Contemporary Art and the Physics Department at the University of Oregon. Her work has been featured in Time Out NY, The Brooklyn Rail, Hyperallergic, PennSound, and thresholds (MIT Dept of Architecture). She holds teaching positions at Parsons, The New School for Design, SUNY Purchase, and Dia:Beacon.
Audra Wolowiec will be discussing her interdisciplinary work that oscillates between sculpture, sound, performance and print-based work, as well as recent projects created during the Complex Systems Art and Physics Residency at the University of Oregon’s Corwin Lab. For one month, she became a working member of the physics lab, keeping office hours and attending meetings along with undergraduate and graduate research students. Delving into the archeology of failure, undertaking a series of mis-readings and ultimately, looking for human connection through the lens of theoretical physics, her experiences resulted in a participatory postcard series, games for creating random walks, and a new set of questions about what it means to be “complex.”
Project site: complex-systems.tumblr.com
Corwin Lab: phasmid.uoregon.edu
This lecture is sponsored in part by the Department of Art, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, and the Complex Systems Art and Physics Residency at the CorwinLab at the University of Oregon.
The Complex Systems Art and Physics Residency at the CorwinLab is supported by the NSF under CAREER Award No. DMR-1255370.
Watch lecture video here