i credit those around me for guiding about what not to do.  everything else comes from experimentation.

fishing for resonance | article (2006) | video (2008)

Watch a video that documents the process of fishing for resonances i learned from Russell Frehling. I use this process to find exact resonances for all my installations, and in the particular case of this video, to collect acoustical information for the design of the exhibition SOUND at the Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach … watch video …

guinea pig

“It’s the artist’s job to reveal what’s hidden.” — Stephen Malagodi

I think of the artistic experimental method I use in my work with sound as a form of feedback based on intuition. By that I mean: when you poke the world hoping for something to happen, if it does happen, you learn your hypothesis may be correct. You feel connected. If it doesn’t, then you adjust your poke until it does or until you find the world doesn’t work anything like you imagined and your hypothesis is delusional. You feel disconnected.

Obviously, this process requires defining yourself “the guinea pig of your own experiment” (quoted from R. Buckminster Fuller) … a form of attentive play more closely related to art than to rigorous science.

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