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My Dreams These Days: Rhythmic

SAIC Art & Technology Students Opened December 10th, 2021 View 3D Gallery
Poster image for My Dreams These Days: Rhythmic

Statement:

My Dreams These Days is a 12-hour showcase of artist work streamed consecutively online as well as projected live at physical locations in the Chicago area.

This student-run, marathon event is a combined virtual and physical experience, with an emphasis on time-based art pieces.

This virtual exhibition consists of three stages:
Material, Virtual and Rhythmic.

This virtual exhibition is Rhythmic: the sensual perception that translates within us

Artists featured:
Wen-Yueh Winnie Chen
Gloria Fan Duan
Ingrid Jane
Haruhi Kobayashi
Luba Mendelevich
Sal Moreno
Arthur Thompson
Cecilia Tyrrell
Alejandro Junyao Zhang

Artworks in this space:

"It's Gonna Be Fine."

Wen-Yueh Winnie Chen

"It's gonna be fine (2020)" is a critique on people's indifference towards COVID-19 and the classicist reality of mid-pandemic lives, particualrly in the United States. Referencing "Masque of the Red Death" by Edgar Allen Poe, the protagonist wakes up in a mansion full of priveledged party goers, while the rest of the world is suffering from medical, financial, and emotional hardships. How are we carrying on with life as the world adapts to a new "reality" ?

Half Frozen

Gloria Fan Duan

Snowflakes take form under tumultuous circumstances: freezing temperatures, systemic impurities, and a long fall. Variations on hexagonal geometry, a symbol of wholeness in Chinese culture, are used to simulate these anomalously half-frozen etherflakes, which melt just as fast as they appear.

Baby Steps. Take One.

Luba Mendelevich

Some days you wake up and nothing quiet makes sense, so you try to rebuild. You dream, you wander, you remember a distant past. Slowly you realize there is no order to how things used to be, but to move forward you need to come up with one that defies all logic

The Convergence of Rhythms

Sal Moreno

Over the course of this performance I enact “free-drumming”, which consists of drumming influenced by virtual elements and sounds that are generated and manipulated by the body through motion tracking. I become part of a cosmic world of clicking drumsticks, floating snare drums, figures made up of particles, and sonic drones and audio clips which create a conversational exchange and fuel the physical body’s movement and drumming.

Sonic Playground

Haruhi Kobayashi

This seven-speaker digital sonic sculpture is a documentation of our awareness, movements and subtle sounds from our day-to-day lives, discreetly intertwined within the vocal waves. It is a reaction to our hyper-techno-isolation through noise cancelling Air Pods and headphones. Each speaker holds a single voice with specified instructions, and as the piece progresses, should project these individualities into one sonic shape, body and size. This endless composition uses repetition as a source of stability and comfort, guiding the listener through the sonic experience. It envelopes traditional musical techniques with untraditional performance methods into one harmonious installation.

Sonic Playground

Haruhi Kobayashi

This seven-speaker digital sonic sculpture is a documentation of our awareness, movements and subtle sounds from our day-to-day lives, discreetly intertwined within the vocal waves. It is a reaction to our hyper-techno-isolation through noise cancelling Air Pods and headphones. Each speaker holds a single voice with specified instructions, and as the piece progresses, should project these individualities into one sonic shape, body and size. This endless composition uses repetition as a source of stability and comfort, guiding the listener through the sonic experience. It envelopes traditional musical techniques with untraditional performance methods into one harmonious installation.

Sonic Playground

Haruhi Kobayashi

This seven-speaker digital sonic sculpture is a documentation of our awareness, movements and subtle sounds from our day-to-day lives, discreetly intertwined within the vocal waves. It is a reaction to our hyper-techno-isolation through noise cancelling Air Pods and headphones. Each speaker holds a single voice with specified instructions, and as the piece progresses, should project these individualities into one sonic shape, body and size. This endless composition uses repetition as a source of stability and comfort, guiding the listener through the sonic experience. It envelopes traditional musical techniques with untraditional performance methods into one harmonious installation.

Sonic Playground

Haruhi Kobayashi

This seven-speaker digital sonic sculpture is a documentation of our awareness, movements and subtle sounds from our day-to-day lives, discreetly intertwined within the vocal waves. It is a reaction to our hyper-techno-isolation through noise cancelling Air Pods and headphones. Each speaker holds a single voice with specified instructions, and as the piece progresses, should project these individualities into one sonic shape, body and size. This endless composition uses repetition as a source of stability and comfort, guiding the listener through the sonic experience. It envelopes traditional musical techniques with untraditional performance methods into one harmonious installation.

Sonic Playground

Haruhi Kobayashi

This seven-speaker digital sonic sculpture is a documentation of our awareness, movements and subtle sounds from our day-to-day lives, discreetly intertwined within the vocal waves. It is a reaction to our hyper-techno-isolation through noise cancelling Air Pods and headphones. Each speaker holds a single voice with specified instructions, and as the piece progresses, should project these individualities into one sonic shape, body and size. This endless composition uses repetition as a source of stability and comfort, guiding the listener through the sonic experience. It envelopes traditional musical techniques with untraditional performance methods into one harmonious installation.

Sonic Playground

Haruhi Kobayashi

This seven-speaker digital sonic sculpture is a documentation of our awareness, movements and subtle sounds from our day-to-day lives, discreetly intertwined within the vocal waves. It is a reaction to our hyper-techno-isolation through noise cancelling Air Pods and headphones. Each speaker holds a single voice with specified instructions, and as the piece progresses, should project these individualities into one sonic shape, body and size. This endless composition uses repetition as a source of stability and comfort, guiding the listener through the sonic experience. It envelopes traditional musical techniques with untraditional performance methods into one harmonious installation.

Sonic Playground

Haruhi Kobayashi

This seven-speaker digital sonic sculpture is a documentation of our awareness, movements and subtle sounds from our day-to-day lives, discreetly intertwined within the vocal waves. It is a reaction to our hyper-techno-isolation through noise cancelling Air Pods and headphones. Each speaker holds a single voice with specified instructions, and as the piece progresses, should project these individualities into one sonic shape, body and size. This endless composition uses repetition as a source of stability and comfort, guiding the listener through the sonic experience. It envelopes traditional musical techniques with untraditional performance methods into one harmonious installation.

Pretend World

Arthur Thompson

When I am on the train late at night, I can feel myself becoming a part of the train. In those moments, there is no distinction between myself and the train. I want to create an audio that replicates that experience.

Sirens Dawn

Cecilia Tyrrell

Blurring the boundaries between land and sea, Sirens Dawn creates a seascape in constant flux with its identity—ever changing, always in motion. A sonic topography inspired and partly arranged from recordings made around a sound mirror on the South East coast of England (UK). The mirror, itself, stands dormant as it waits, facing outward away from land. Sound markers and siren warnings; still it listens, quietly detecting.

Celebration

Alejandro Junyao Zhang

“Celebration” is a post-club music video, which presents underground clubs provide transformative power to Chinese queer identity through non-judgmental and inclusive experiences. In the short film, multiple psychedelic CGI animations present an alternative and utopian habitat where numerous chrome-plated Bodhisattvas dance, where queer thrives and lives free. By duplicating the Bodhisattvas, the religious figures become neutral, and the traditional spiritual form is manipulated, communicating messages of universal queer acceptance, celebrated with dancing. This work explores how the Chinese queer community can be visible in the club scenes, and how the post-club aesthetics shelter the Chinese queer identity.

The Shedding of Snake Skin Series: Becoming

Ingrid Jane

Those who exist beyond the mirror’s surface remember what it used to look like. If you stare into its reflection they’ll whisper secrets in your ears. Which direction will you run?

The Shedding of Snake Skin Series: Body

Ingrid Jane

It’s time to address the flesh. The body remembers so we cannot forget.

The Shedding of Snake Skin Series: Green Test

Ingrid Jane

The first of 4 videos existing together as an ode to the shedding of formers selves. The fever-dreamy collaged style of exploration demands attention much like a screaming child, or watching a clown car accident.

The Shedding of Snake Skin Series: Venery

Ingrid Jane

Close the curtains. Lock the front door. Don’t answer the door and hide in the closet.

Celebration

Alejandro Junyao Zhang

“Celebration” is a post-club music video, which presents underground clubs provide transformative power to Chinese queer identity through non-judgmental and inclusive experiences. In the short film, multiple psychedelic CGI animations present an alternative and utopian habitat where numerous chrome-plated Bodhisattvas dance, where queer thrives and lives free. By duplicating the Bodhisattvas, the religious figures become neutral, and the traditional spiritual form is manipulated, communicating messages of universal queer acceptance, celebrated with dancing. This work explores how the Chinese queer community can be visible in the club scenes, and how the post-club aesthetics shelter the Chinese queer identity.