Space Invader Group Exhibition at Somerville Museum

Space Invader : An immigrant Experience Through Immersive Art

I participated in a group show, Space Invader, at the Somerville Museum, from 6/3 - 7/9. The show's concept is to harness techniques of immersive art to critique the American immigration experience. Each participating artist has various backgrounds and tells stories of immigration or, in other cases, not necessarily political but of an outsider's perspective ("of an alien") consciously differentiated from the majority horde through unique art forms.

I titled my piece, Flowers. 
Many of the flowers sold in the U.S. are imported and have immigrated from other parts of the world. Taking a look at a beautiful bouquet, for example, contains a different mix of histories and cultures from around the world, which resembles America, a country built on top of the lives of immigrants.

6/3 - 7/9まで、サマービルミュージアムで開催されたSpace Invaderグループ展に参加しました。没入型アートを通じて移民の体験をするという企画で、出展したアーティストそれぞれの移民の経験を様々なアートフォームで表現しています。



The exhibition takes a lot of preparation

Collaborating with the other artists was a fantastic experience

d&b Object-based mixing spatial sound system "Nucleus" (DS10 audio network bridges and the DS100 Soundscape processor), Moog Subharmonicon Ableton/Envelop spatial sound signal chain
d&b オーディオテクニク空間音響システムとその他機材諸々

One of the highlights of the show is this spatial sound system. The technical advantage is realized through collaboration with Professor Ian Condry, director of MIT Spatial Sound Laboratory. The system uses a Dante audio transport protocol, which roughly costs $80K, and as you can imagine, all of that translates to a high specification. In addition, this installation uses object-based mixing to playback various sonification of the black hole. The X-ray Reverberation Mapping in Active Galactic Nuclei is from The Kara Black Hole Group led by observational astrophysicist Erin Kara of MIT. Kyle Keane, a Material Science and Engineering researcher at MIT, transformed that data into sound. Finally, Rook Murao, the curator, interprets the sound through a Moog synthesizer and patches it into Condry's signal chain. As a result, the act hints at the concept discussed in Electronic Music pioneer Isao Tomita's "Synthesizer and Space" book.

このグループ展の目玉でもあるSpatial Sound (空間音響)システムは、MIT Spatial Sound Laboratory所長のイアン・コンドリー教授の協力により実現されました。80万ドルのDanteオーディオ トランスポート プロトコルを使用して空間音響を演出、オブジェクトベースのミキシングを使用して、ブラック ホールのさまざまな音が再生されました。活動銀河核の X線残響マッピングは、MITの観測天体物理学者エリン・カーラ率いる The Kara Black Hole Group によるものです。加えて、MITの研究者であるカイル・キアヌが、そのデータを音に変換。変換した音を、ビートメーカーSRCFLPがモーグ・シンセサイザーで再度変換。さらにコンドリー教授が作成したシグナルチェーンを通すことにより、シンセサイザー音楽のパイオニア、冨田勲の「シンセサイザーと宇宙」で書かれているテーマへのオマージュになっています。

Thank you!