tonight i'll be the guest speaker at an event at the new school for incoming students. my talk is entitled "the art of science, the science of art", and i'm extremely grateful, and kind of astounded really, that this is happening. after the talk there will be a panel discussion...two other artists, a geneticist, and myself. i met with the panelists last week, and the four of us had one of those conversations, like a good jam session, where you can feel the synapses firing and watch the sparks flying. i was using pieces of my work as examples and points of reference...and realized suddenly that the "philosoprops" had found their niche. this is exactly how they are meant to be seen. and this very talk, about the intersection of art and science, is exactly what my work is all about.
"the art of science, the science of art"
tishman auditorium of the new school
monday august 29th
66 west 12th st from 5 to 7pm.
Saturday, August 13, 2005
when i was 10 i picked up the flute. there was always classical music playing around my house, and i feel like it definitely had a profound influence on my synaptic firings. later on i took classical flute lessons. at some point i remember seeing jean-pierre rampal at avery fisher hall in lincoln center, and imagined myself on stage, a virtuoso soloist. well, it was not to be. instead, soon after, i put an electric pick-up in my flute (inspired by laurie anderson's tape bow violin) and joined a punk band. now i make sound art, and invent things, and sure enough, i have a gig at lincoln center! well, not in a concert hall...outside, in front of avery fisher hall, as part of lincoln center out-of-doors "homemade musical instrument day". please stop by if you can, from 2 to 6 on sunday august 14th. more info here.