Fiftieth Anniversary of E.A.T. Exhibition 9.8 – 10.27
Sept 8-Oct 27
Resound, Curated by Lorraine Walsh with Margaret Schedel and Joo Yun Lee, (Simons Center for Geometry and Physics Art Gallery). Featuring: Memo Akten, Sougwen Chung, Seth Cluett, Yoon Chung Han, Carsten Nicolai and Jess Rowland
Oct 13 Resounding Experiments in Art and Technology
5:00 pm Wine and Cheese Reception (Simons Center Gallery and Lobby)
5:45 pm Julie Martin, E.A.T. Archive & Michael Connor, Rhizome, SCGP 103
Seth Cluett is an artist whose work includes installation, concert music, performance, photography, and critical writing. His “subtle…seductive, immersive” (Artforum) sound work has been characterized as “rigorously focused and full of detail” (e/i) and “dramatic, powerful, and at one with nature” (The Wire). The recipient of awards from Meet the Composer, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant his work has been presented internationally at venues such as the Palais de Tokyo, the Whitney Museum, MoMA PS1, STEIM, Apexart, and Eyebeam. He has published writings with Tacet Revue, Leonardo Music Journal, and the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, and his creative work is documented on the Line Imprint and Errant Bodies Press as well as Sedimental and Winds Measure Recordings. In the fall of 2015 he joined the faculty of Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken where he is jointly appointed in the programs in Visual Arts & Technology and Music & Technology.
Jess Rowland is a sound artist, musician and composer. Much of her work explores the relationship between technologies, popular culture and other absurdities, investigating “the weirdness of reality and how we all deal with it”. In addition to an active art practice, she is currently adjunct faculty at The School of Visual Arts in New York teaching Sound Art. She presents her work internationally, and received her MFA from the University of California Berkeley, under the mentorship of Adrian Freed, Director of Audio Research. Her work continually aims to reconcile the world of art and the world of science: She is affiliated with lab of David Poeppel, Neuroscience Director of the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics, studyingMusic and Speech perception, and she has published her own research in perceptual neurosciences and in music technologies. This includes a paper in the Leonardo Journal of Music focusing on her development and research into flexible, embedded audio technology for composition and art practice. Recent installations and performances include the 2015 NY Electronic Arts Festival, Berkeley Art Museum, Luggage Store Gallery, and currently she is working on the release of a unique video collection presented at Harvestworks, Spectrum NYC, The Banff Center, and elsewhere, exploring the misappropriation of corporate computerized technologies. This upcoming release will appear under her label representation, the communal experimental label for San Francisco Bay Area artists, Edgetone Records
Yoon Chung Han
I’m an interaction designer, multimedia artist, and researcher. My researches include data visualization,
biometric data visualization and sonification, new interface for musical expression, and mobile user experience
MA. I taught interaction design and computer programming for artists and designers at Academy of Art
Memo Akten is an artist from Istanbul, based in London, UK. His work explores the collisions between nature,
science, technology, culture, ethics, ritual, tradition and religion. Combining critical and conceptual approaches
with investigations into form, movement and sound he creates data dramatizations of natural and
anthropogenic processes. He studies and works with complex systems, behaviour, algorithms and software;
and collaborates across many disciplines spanning video, sound, light, dance, software, online works,
installations and performances. Alongside his practice, he is currently working towards a PhD at Goldsmiths
University of London in artificial intelligence and artistic, expressive human-machine interaction.
exhibitions and performances include the Victoria & Albert Museum, London; Royal Opera House, London;
Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, Moscow; La Gaîté lyrique, Paris; Holon Design Museum, Israel and
the EYE Film Institute, Amsterdam. His work has also been featured in books, academic papers, magazines
and websites such as Wallpaper*, Dazed, Eye magazine, Guardian, BBC, Financial Times, Wired and Dezeen.
carsten nicolai, born 1965 in karl-marx-stadt, is a german artist and musician based in berlin. he is part of an
artist generation who works intensively in the transitional area between music, art and science. in his work he
seeks to overcome the separation of the sensory perceptions of man by making scientific phenomenons like
sound and light frequencies perceivable for both eyes and ears. influenced by scientific reference systems,
nicolai often engages mathematic patterns such as grids and codes, as well as error, random and
self-organizing structures. his installations have a minimalistic aesthetic that by its elegance and consistency is
highly intriguing. after his participation in important international exhibitions like documenta x and the 49th and
50th venice biennale, nicolai’s works were shown worldwide in extensive solo and group exhibitions.
his artistic œuvre echoes in his work as a musician. for his musical outputs he uses the pseudonym alva noto.
with a strong adherence to reductionism he leads his sound experiments into the field of electronic music
creating his own code of signs, acoustics and visual symbols. together with olaf bender and frank
bretschneider he is co-founder of the label ‘raster-noton. archiv für ton und nichtton’. diverse musical projects
include remarkable collaborations with ryuichi sakamoto, ryoji ikeda (cyclo.), blixa bargeld or mika vainio.
nicolai toured extensively as alva noto through europe, asia, south america and the us. among others, he
performed at the solomon r. guggenheim museum in new york, the san francisco museum of modern art,
centre pompidou in paris and tate modern in london. most recently nicolai scored the music for alejandro
gonzález iñárritu’s newest film, ‘the revenant’ which has been nominated for a golden globe, bafta, and critics
Sougwen Chung is a Chinese-born, Canadian-raised artist based in New York. Her work explores the
mark-made-by-hand and the mark-made-by-machine as an approach to understanding the interaction between
humans and computers. Her speculative critical practice spans installation, sculpture, still image, drawing, and
She is a former researcher fellow at MIT’s Media Lab and Inaugural member of NEW INC, the first
museum-led art and technology in collaboration with The New Museum. She received a BFA from Indiana
University and a Masters Diploma in Interactive Art from Hyper Island in Sweden.
Chung received Japan Media Art’s Excellence Award in 2016 for her project, ‘Drawing Operations’. In 2014,
she was selected as one of the Top 20 New Visual Artists by Print Magazine.
Her work has been exhibited internationally, including at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Geneva; National
Art Center, Tokyo; MIT Media Lab, Cambridge; The New Museum (Sky Room), New York; Tribeca Film
Festival, New York; The Hospital Club, London; Mutek Festival, Montreal & Mexico City; Sonar Festival,
Barcelona. Her work has also been featured in The New Yorker, Art F City, Dazed and Confused, The Creators
Project, MASHABLE, Engadget, Business Insider, Fast Company and USA Today. She has spoken
internationally at conferences including Tribeca Film Festival Interactive, New York; OFFF, Barcelona; FITC,
Tokyo; Internet Dargana, Stockholm; SXSW, Austin; The Art Directors Club, New York.