This B/VLOG presents the work of my Wichita State University students in the areas of Digital Studio, Video, Sound, Performance and Alternative Media Processes. Class links, playlists, examples and journal entries may also be found here.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
"Room Full of Quiet" Documentation
Room Full of Quiet Artist Statement:
In my ceramic work I present the audience with energetically marked, thick, heavy vessels that engage and express my notions of nature and our relationship to it.Here, I wanted to address a different aspect of nature that isn’t as easily captured by actions; a silence that collects and projects sound for miles.The crisp, dry air of a northern Minnesota night combined with fresh snowfall dampens and amplifies sounds at the same time.Every winter I cherish the chance to hear this silence.To feel the sound of all the currents of wind blow through the trees while train whistles eek out from what seems like a different country engages my full attention.It becomes the most beautifully loud quiet place on the planet.Quiet is a quest.My father (who recorded this) found his quiet after work rocking in this chair.Years earlier he gave me quiet, rocking me to sleep in this same chair.I present you with a kind of quiet that isn’t silence.Everyday we are filling space with more sounds.I find the most powerful to be in the spaces of quiet.