Metal sound sculpture, homemade contact mics, amplifier, delay pedal.
Immersive and interactive sound environment, metal sound sculpture, homemade contact mics, color shadows, playable string instrument, 1:30min audio.
2018. Fluid poem and bathtub. Installed with silkscreen print sequence on clothing lines.
2018. Silkscreen on watercolor paper.
2018. This is a series of silkscreen prints, to be read as an unbounded book, in any order. More photos to be added.
2017. Performance with installation TOUCH SOUND : SEE SOUND.
2017. Digital print on fabric, wax paper, and thread. The book makes a crinkly sound when turning the pages.
USE A BRIDGE AND THE WIND PASSING THROUGH IT TO CREATE A LONG, CONTINUOUS CHORD
2017. Gelatin transfer on wood block. 7 x 5 x 0.75”. Photograph by Sheila Lam.
noise and the void
2017. Fresco transfer on wood block. 5.5 x 4 x 0.5”. Photograph by Sheila Lam.
on a walk at Joshua Tree
2017. Alcohol transfer on paper. 8.5x11". Photograph by Sheila Lam.
DEVICES FOR EVERYDAY LISTENING
2017. Art book of one-sentence instructions that prompt the reader to build devices, each acting as an extension of the ear. The goal is to teach myself to be a better listener. Left: Vinyl and paint on acrylic sheets. Right: Digital print on wood veneer.
TOUCH SOUND : SEE SOUND
2017. Interactive sound installation. Part of DEVICES FOR EVERYDAY LISTENING, an art book of one-sentence instructions that prompt the reader to build devices, each acting as an extension of the ear. One of the instructions, TOUCH SOUND : SEE SOUND, is actualized as an interactive sound installation, in which the floor is covered with artificial grass turf. Waist-high through the middle of the installation are twines connected to contact mics, intended for touch. When hands touch the twine, the sound of touch is amplified to reveal a tactile and textural experience, coupled with the feeling of bare feet walking across the scratchy floor.
Photography: Federico Savini
devices for everyday mindfulness: ant edition
2017. Hardcover book and mini cups-on-a-string, made for ants.
2017. This site-specific project takes place in the Broadway Triangle in Brooklyn, NY, and is accompanied by a walking tour of vacant lots in the 31-acre neighborhood. The walking tour culminates at the Harmony Triangle, a mid-street triangle that intersects 3 streets at the edge of the Broadway Triangle. Participants are asked about their ideas of harmony, and are invited to play an improvisational game based on the labor of cooperation.
Tear-off flyers were posted throughout the Triangle, asking members of the community to respond to questions about harmony, noise, co-existence, compromises, and difference as the vacant lots in the neighborhood continue to become sites of resistance and subjects for redevelopment. This is a work in progress, and at this stage, serves to collect data for further research. More information can be found at wantedharmonygotnoise.wordpress.com.
for sunlight / for moonlight
Paper, copper tape, LED, battery, velcro. Submission for A.I.R. Gallery's annual Postcard Show, Wish You Were Here, 2017.
great expectations (rain and thunder)
Video. Intended for projected screening. 2017.
emergency exit light: music for panic, parts 1 & 2
2-pamphlet book, cardboard, copper tape, LED. 2017.
Hardcover accordion book/pocketbook meditations. 3x3". 2017.
when drinking water, remember its source (parallels)
Digital photographs. San Francisco and Los Angeles, CA. 2017.
Sound installation. Travelling through familiar audio spaces intermixed with spaces of the imaginary. Iteration 3. 2017.
touchsound/seesound: music for dysfunctional instruments
Non-sonorous, multi-media, single-page art book read in two ways: by texture, and by text. 2017.
#brooklynmakes is a collaborative project and part of COPE NYC’s 2016 residency. In partnership with the research lab Brooklyn Research, our group of 10+ students sought to mirror and reinterpret this creative maker lab as it currently exists in the old Pfizer manufacturing plant and all its industrial remnants. The project is interactive--viewers are invited to press buttons, make noise, step on bubble wrap, play with light and color, take home film slides, and navigate the space through a series of artist-led performances. 2016.
#brooklynmakes artists in residence are Pratt Fine Arts Undergraduates, Graduates, and Alumni: Felisa Adderley, Abby Cheney, Natalia Espinel, Sheila Lam, Chenchi Li, Adam McGowan, Trevis True, Weiran Sun, Chia-Ying Wang and Boris Ziu and alumna Susan Luss. Co-coordinated by Sheila Lam, Trevis True, and Susan Luss. The Faculty Advisor is Jean Shin, Adjunct Professor, Department of Fine Arts, Pratt Institute. Special thanks to COPE NYC, Brooklyn Research, Acumen Partners.
all but the heat of the fire
Sound Installation. 2016.