Alien Star Dust: Signal to Noise
10.12.2020 / 6pm
Our next VALS speaker is Victoria Vesna, an Artist and Professor at the UCLA Department of Design Media Arts and Director of the Art|Sci Center at the School of the Arts and California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI). With her installations she investigates how communication technologies affect collective behavior and perceptions of identity shift in relation to scientific innovation (PhD, University of Wales, 2000).
Alien Star Dust: Signal to Noise premiered March 10th in Vienna at the meteorite gallery of the Natural History museum. The work evolved into a collective networked meditation in times of crisis and quarantine. It is meant to bring audiences together for a shared experience -- out of this world -- through animations and a binaural sonic tapestry. Currently Victoria is developing an event that will be based in the Integratron in the Mojave desert in California. In this talk she will give a background of leading the collaborative process and show behind the scenes how art science projects evolve.