April 21st, 2022 Knotting the memory//Encoding the Khipu_ with Patricia Cadavid
From a decolonial perspective, I am working on the vindication of the memory contained in the ancestral interfaces of the Andes of South America taken away by colonization and their connections with art and science. I reuse this ancient technology in new artistic processes related to sound, New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIMEs), tangible live coding, and multimedia performance.
Feb 10th, 2022 Artist in Residence
Robertina Šebjanič is an artist, whose work explores the biological, geo-political and cultural realities of aquatic environments and the impact of humanity on other organisms. Her projects call for the development of empathetic strategies aimed at recognising the rights of other (non-human) species. In her analysis of the Anthropocene and its theoretical framework, the artist uses the terms “aquatocene” and “aquaforming” to refer to the human impact on aquatic environments.
Jan 1st, 2022 The launch of the BREATH LIBRARY WITH ANNA NACHER
This is the first of three New Year celebrations:
February 1st, Lunar
March 3rd, Tibetan
Oct 26th, 2021 OCTOBER ARTIST IN RESIDENCE- SHOLEH ASGARY an interdisciplinary sound artist whose immersive works, performances, and audience participatory scores implicate the viewer-participant into future mythological excavations, bridging large swathes of time and history, through water, water clocks, crude oil, movement, light, imaging, voice, and sound.
Sep 8-12, 2021 UCLA Art Sci Center’s garden is organized around the themes of our 2024 Getty Pacific Standard Time: Art x Science x LA exhibition, Atmosphere of Sound: Sonic Art in Times of Climate Disruption. We will present a series of artist-led sound walks and panels around the relationship between sound as a post-object art form, and our shifting relationship to the world of things as necessitated by climate change.
Aug 11, 2020 Sound Artist Bill Fontana presents, Sonic Dreamscapes 2020. An artistic research project about the quality of timelessness – a meditation at the San Francisco Bay during the COVID-19 crisis. The piece is composed of sound and visuals that explore this special period when normal reality has stopped and our sense of time has been disrupted. The artist will use the online platform to explore the phenomenon of time. Presented as part of the Inherent Uncertainty Series of online performances.
Oct 2, 2020 The online discussion accompanying Victoria Vesna’s exhibition “Noise Aquarium” in CCA LAZNIA in Gdansk/Poland (www.laznia.pl). Creators of the “Noise Aquarium” project, as well as invited artists and scientists researching on sound, sea, oceans, marine animals and plankton will participate in the panel discussion.
Oct 29, 2020 UCLA Art Sci Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER) on Oct 29. Now that time zones are all mixed up, we meet during our lunch and dinner for Europe. This gathering will feature our inaugural Atmosphere of Sound artist-in-residence, BILL FONTANA (San Francisco), along with George Quasha (New York), John Beaulieu (New York), Carlo Ventura (Italy), Anna Nacher (Slovakia), and Nina Waisman (Los Angeles). We will be addressing their research and work with sound, vibration, and frequencies in relation to healing and ecology. Hosted and moderated by UCLA Art Sci director, Victoria Vesna (Los Angeles).
Nov 11, 2020 Bill Fontana visits UCLA Design Media Arts Graduate Seminar Vibrations Matter seminar
Nov 30, 2020 Melt Me Into The Ocean sound walk by the lighthouse in Santa Cruz California, listening to underwater sounds from the Monterey Bay. This walk is part of the Atmospheric Sound Artist in Residence for the Vibrations Matter research project on sound, environment and healing, hosted by Victoria Vesna, at the Art|Sci Center, Design Media Arts, UCLA.
Dec 21, 2020 Can our conscious listening effect the world around us? This dreamscape pulls together a collection of moments in sounds and images of the “super bloom” of wild flowers in California, wind in Joshua Tree National Park, a visit to James Turrell’s Roden Crater, full rapids at Grand Falls on Navajo and Hopi land in Northern Arizona, the fragile crystal crunching of a lava field near Flagstaff, and the liminal spaces of the Pacific Ocean coast of the Monterey Bay. The dream begins with sounds I recorded at the pediatric intensive care unit of Stanford Children’s Hospital, a liminal space suspended in the in-between.
Jan 4, 2021 Under the Hood series Episode 2 with Yolande Harris discussing her work “From a Whale’s Back” and “Melt Me Into The Ocean”
March 20, 2021 UCLA Art|Sci Center presents: Anna Nacher, artist in residence workshop: Breathe to Flow
July 1, 2021 As the June / July Artist in Residence for “Atmosphere of Sound: Sonic Art in Times of Climate Disruption”