Artist-in-Residence: Lisa Moses

 

Lisa Moses will be joining us in December to continue work on a large 3-dimensional experience with a musician. This collaboration will include an installation piece that will visually define the physics of sound traveling in space within a set of golden ratio tones. http://www.lisamoses.com/

Artist Statement:

Integrating multi-disciplinary beliefs and practices, I practice mindful awareness in my work, as in all aspects of my life. For me, that is what makes possible deep, progressive engagement. As a Teacher, Designer and Artist, I promote this ethos and aspire to advance in a variety of disciplines. 

Toward the end of my undergraduate career, installation art was my preferred means of expression. After graduating, I found myself exploring issues concerning habitable spaces, and thus thought it wise to study architecture. My ambitions were to understand the structure of built form and the consequences of formal composition, tectonic and spatial manipulation, and to appreciate more intimately the experience of inhabitation in regards to structure, scale and site. I began to see my interests in art making shifting to a more macro level, as I wanted to define for myself what a confluence of art and architecture could be. I’m now developing these ideas further with a few processes: using ink drawings, handmade graphics, artist books, collages and paper works, I am exploring the human condition and our connection to the environment, and representing Gestalt perception of how we interpret our surroundings with repeated forms and patterning. 

Along with these 2-dimensional explorations, I am also developing a large 3-dimensional experience with a musician. This collaboration will include an installation piece that will visually define the physics of sound traveling in space within a set of golden ratio tones. For me, sound is a profound medium across all cultures, especially music. Music is a universal and sometimes uniting form of art that can impact us at a very primal level. Understanding the holistic connections we make as we hear music will be essential to constructing the structure. The final installation’s built forms will be defined by a performance of the golden ratio score.

 

Process sketch for architecture of sound installation that Lisa will be working on at Earthdance

 

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