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
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.