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Dec 072015
 

OBLSK incorporated

OBLSK is made up of a group of artists who create powerful multisensory media experiences.  Our areas of expertise include video production, projection mapping, interactive art and technology installation, costume and set design, storytelling, graphic design, creative marketing and more.  We work with clients who envision their message delivered in an innovative way, unconstrained by traditional ideas of media.  OBLSK is Pelham Johnston, Brandon Reichard, and eve Warnock. For more information please visit OBLSKinc.com

 

 

 

Jun 182015
 
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Wake of the Musk Ox:

Directed and performed by eve Warnock

A HERD Production in collaboration with BAASICS, AAAS Pacific Division, and SFSU

IMG_6388-PelhamEdit_smallThe Musk Ox is a beautiful creature.  Strong with dignity, fierce with instinct, and full of prowess. It lives in the cold Arctic’s of the northern and southern hemispheres where it bands together in impenetrable circles to protect their young.  This is the story about a mother who has lost her child and has been forced to move the dead.  She is one of a handful that still exist, as the largest beasts have been the first to decline and the only ones left have been forced into domestication.

Ahh here she comes now…

Her feet, my feet, restore.
Her limbs, my limbs, restore.
Her body, my body, restores.
Her voice, my voice, restores.
Her plumes, my plumes, restore.

BAASICS.6: The Edge Effect brings together a diverse group of artists, scientists, and performers whose projects and research are inspired by and shed light on the complex relationship between contemporary humanity and ecology.

Participants:

Artists Alicia Escott & Heidi Quante – The Bureau of Linguistical Reality

Artist Cameron Hockenson - Habitats

Professor Tom Parker, PhD – The Crucial Role of Fire in Maintaining California’s Natural Ecosystems

Composer Alisa Rose w/ Cellist Hannah Addario-Berry - The Trail to Land’s End

Assistant Professor Andrea Swei, PhD – Changing landscapes and the emergence of tick-borne disease

Professor Vance Vredenburg, PhD – Amphibians at the Forefront of the Sixth Mass Extinction in the Age of the Anthropocene

Performance Artist Eve Warnock – HERD

 

Jun 122015
 

BAASICS, in collaboration with AAAS Pacific Division and SFSU, presents:

Tajing-Caves-Getu-River-National-Park-1-537x357BAASICS, in collaboration with AAAS Pacific Division and SFSU, presents:

BAASICS.6: The Edge Effect

Sunday, June 14

Showtime: 8:00 – 9:30 pm

Knuth Music Hall | SF State University campus — 1756 Holloway Ave, San Francisco

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/baasics6-the-edge-effect-tickets-17022802661

(AAAS meeting attendees: FREE; SFSU students/alumni: $5; General admission: $10)

Officially, we are living in the geologic epoch known as the Holocene, meaning “entirely new.” But some scientists and commentators have proposed another name for the epoch: the Anthropocene, or the “new era of man,” owing to the significant and often detrimental influence human beings have had on Earth’s systems and habitats. Scientific debate about geologic nomenclature is generally not the stuff of newspaper headlines, but the Anthropocene has become a popular talking point.

The polemic swirling around the term is as often existential as it is technical or scientific; provocative and challenging questions are being asked. Is humanity now so industrialized and technologically advanced as to be distinct from the rest of nature? If so, how can the Earth best be protected from our species’ excesses? Or are humans just displaying the same boom-and-bust tendencies many other animals do? And if this is so, can we learn to be good stewards, thoughtfully shaping the Earth we are a part of?

BAASICS.6: The Edge Effect brings together a diverse group of artists, scientists, and performers whose projects and research are inspired by and shed light on the complex relationship between contemporary humanity and ecology.

Participants:

Artists Alicia Escott & Heidi QuanteThe Bureau of Linguistical Reality

Artist Cameron Hockenson - Habitats

Professor Tom Parker, PhDThe Crucial Role of Fire in Maintaining California’s Natural Ecosystems

Composer Alisa Rose w/ Cellist Hannah Addario-Berry - The Trail to Land’s End

Assistant Professor Andrea Swei, PhDChanging landscapes and the emergence of tick-borne disease

Professor Vance Vredenburg, PhDAmphibians at the Forefront of the Sixth Mass Extinction in the Age of the Anthropocene

Performance Artist Eve WarnockHERD

Image credit: StubbornBeauty

Jun 022015
 

Vessels created by Pelham Johnston and eve Warnock is an interactive sculpture that uses the participants heart rate and transposes it into a sequence of air and water which plays onto a steel drum.  Vessels was commissioned by the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco for the Transflux Exhibition, a three month exhibition  In the Room for Big Ideas gallery with Artist  Gene Felice, Nate Ober, and Kate Spacek. Curated by Katya Min. To read more about the Transflux exhibition please visit the  SF ART News review by Michal Gavish.

 Vessels was just recently presented at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco for the NightLife LIVE electronic music series, representing OpenLab, where we  transformed the heart rate into a continuous stream of data that glowed from ultraviolet light.

As artist we are interested creating an interface using technology where the viewers feel connected with their body through their interactions.

Apr 292015
 
Photo by Joseph Ehler

Photo by Joseph Ehler

They were the first to be released.  They were the most aggressive of the group and had the raw gumption to trample even the most innocent.  They brought the fear into the hearts of all they encountered with their loud banshee screams, their tartan colors flailing in the wind, and the sound of their ever pounding hooves.  Their purpose was to herd the people of the villages and to kill anyone who stepped out of line.  They were fierce, they were proud and they were well trained.  They had been stripped of empathy and in replace came the call of duty.  They were the stallions, the warriors, the hunters, the protectors and because of their sheer will to survive their clan prospered and spread.

 

Mar 112015
 

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Temper is an immersion through painting, sculpture and performance into the tensions between our rapidly paced and demanding modern communication systems and the primal need for something more.

Opening reception on First Friday March 6th at Felix Kulpa II Art Gallery (6-9pm). Performance at 8pm.

i and i

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Feb 082015
 

i and i

created by Tina Matthews and eve Warnock

 From beneath, she strove to collect fragments or memories that had lost meaning.  Each time she reached for the past to understand her present mind it unearthed another layer of resistance.  Her ancestry was deeply soaked… As she lay motionless, many creatures shuffled around her but none were familiar until.. she felt a tugging on her skin ~ a strange stretch she had never felt before.

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts,  January 30th 2015.

Costume and soundtrack by Tina Matthews, assisted by eve Warnock

photos by Biron

Jan 282015
 
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Transflux exhibition, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

January 30th-April 12th

Opening Reception Friday Jan. 30th 6-9pm.  Performance at 7pm.

Vessels can carry oxygen as blood or act as a container for liquid. In a more spiritual sense, a vessel can be a person regarded as a holder or receiver of something.

In Vessels, water is used to visually and sonically represent biometric data. The visitor’s heart rate is measured by reading blood density in the fingertip, and transposed into a liquid sequence which travels through a tube in the gallery. This sequence ends as drops onto a resonant steel drum, translating the sequence into sound. The water is collected in a reservoir for recirculation through the system.

The visitors see their heart rates visualized in front of them, and can watch the patterns of their hearts as the sequences travel through the tube. This allows for time to reflect on their influences on these rhythms and how these sequences may change with changes in their emotional states.

 The collection reservoir acts as a watering hole where viewers can gather and watch the droplets fall and collect.

Vessels was created by  Pelham Johnston and eve Warnock

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http://www.ybca.org/transflux#

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Jan 272015
 
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TRANSFLUX: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts: Room For Big Ideas

January 30th-April 12th

Opening reception Fri. January 30th 6-9 . Performance at 7pm.

Transflux, the multi-media interactive exhibition artists Gene A. Felice II, Nathaniel Ober, and Eve Warnock explores the themes of biomimicry and interconnectedness between inner worlds and outer worlds, between the largest (cosmos) and smallest (microcosms) realms known to humans. From bios, meaning “life,” and mimesis, meaning “to imitate,” biomimicry serves as a powerful tool for inspiring sustainable solutions to modern dilemmas by emulating nature’s time-tested patterns and symbiotic strategies. Hybridizing the wisdom of plants, animals, and microbes with findings from disciplines like astrophysics, engineering, sociology, genomics, and cellular biology, the Transflux installations convey “living technologies” all within an ecologically-minded framework.

Contributing Artists: Pelham Johnston, David Kant, Tina Matthews, Dan Mayer, Sean Pace, Darrell Ruppel, James Shedel, Leslie Thompson, Wade Warman

Coordinating Artist: Kate Spacek

VESSELS

HandGlowFlyer1_small Pelham Johnston and eve Warnock will be presenting Vessels at the Transflux exhibition. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts: Room for Big Ideas

In Vessels, water is used to visually and sonically represent biometric data. The visitor’s heart rate is measured by reading blood density in the fingertip, and transposed into a liquid sequence which travels through a tube in the gallery. This sequence ends as drops onto a resonant steel drum, translating the sequence into sound. The water is collected in a reservoir for recirculation through the system.

Perpetual and pulsing circulations can be romantic, magical, ancient – and also humbling. Vessels connects innate animal behaviors, like gathering at waterholes, with the sounds of earth’s natural patterns of rainfall, all instigated and metered by human rhythms of the beating heart.

i and i

i and i is a performance piece co-created by Tina Matthews and eve Warnock incorporating unique sound, movement, and costume.  The piece will premiere at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in conjunction with the Transflux gallery opening on January 30th 2015 at 7pm.

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http://www.ybca.org/transflux#   

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