The exploits and musings of an artist-acupuncturist, lecturer and researcher at CoDE, Cambridge School of Art, Cambridge, UK.

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My article ‘Touch as techne: rethinking digitality’ has been just published in Digital Creativity…

My article ‘Touch as techne: rethinking digitality’ – which is about my research on ‘inner technologies’ has been just published in Digital Creativity  (in a  special edition on Arts and Ecology) Volume 26 No.(Taylor and Francis publishers)…

Go to this link to access it: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14626268.2015.998681#preview

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Drawing Towards Sound – Some Images from the Exhibition

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Above: Some details of John Cage scores in the exhibition

As I mentioned in my last post, some of my notations are included in this show that is on currently at the Stephen Lawrence Gallery, University of Greenwich, 10 Stockwell Street, London, SE10 8EY.

Information about the show (courtesy of the University of Greenwich and David Ryan):

‘This exhibition examines the interface between the visual and the aural through notation, documentation, performance and video/moving image. Each of these aspects are currently being explored from many different perspectives by contemporary composers, musicians, visual artists, and film/videographers. Its basic starting point is the historical graphic score/new notational practices of the modernist avant-garde and how sound is captured and communicated.

exhibitors:
Hallveig Agústsdóttir / Sam Belinfante / Vicki Bennett / Carl Bergstrom-Nielsen / Pierre Boulez / Earle Brown / George Brecht / James Brooks / Laura Buckley / John Cage / Cornelius Cardew / Alvin Curran / Tom Dale / Morton Feldman / Vinko Globokar / Christophe Guiraud / Roman Haubenstock-Ramati / Neil Henderson / Richard Hoadley / Joan Key / Catherine Konz / John Lely / Michelle Lewis-King / Anestis Logothetis / Onyee Lo / Anton Lukoszevieze / Farah Mulla / Rie Nakajima / Luigi Nono / Marianthi Papalexandri-Alexandri / Michael Parsons / Simon Payne / Helen Petts / Lauren Redhead / Aura Satz / Thomas Smetryns / Jennifer Walshe / John Wollaston / Christian Wolff / Iannis Xenakis

It is an amazing collection of notations – the show is on until April 2nd – definitely worth a look!

Here are some other images of the show –  more images of Cage’s scores and a Cardew too;

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Below:  These are my ‘Pulse Project’ notations – which are located between Aura Satz’s video ‘Oramics: Atlantis Anew’ (to the left) and John Cage’s scores (on the partition to the right) .

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Below: Details of my notations

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Below: Pictures of the exhibition

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January – March News

March 2015

I am one of the participating artists in ‘Drawing Towards Sound’ curated by David Ryan.

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Historical works by Artists: Pierre Boulez/ George Brecht/ Earle Brown/ James Brooks/ John Cage/ Cornelius Cardew/ Morton Feldman/ Iannis Xenakis

Contemporary works by: Hallveig Agústsdóttir / Sam Belinfante / Vicki Bennett / Carl Bergstrom-Nielsen / Laura Buckley / Alvin Curran / Tom Dale / Vinko Globokar / Christophe Guiraud / Roman Haubenstock-Ramati / Neil Henderson / Richard Hoadley / Joan Key / Catherine Konz / John Lely / Michelle Lewis-King / Anestis Logothetis / Onyee Lo / Anton Lukoszevieze / Farah Mulla / Rie Nakajima / Luigi Nono / Marianthi Papalexandri-Alexandri / Michael Parsons / Simon Payne / Helen Petts / Lauren Redhead / Aura Satz / Thomas Smetryns / Jennifer Walshe / John Wollaston / Christian Wolff

This exhibitions examines the interface between the visual and the aural through notation, documentation, performance and video/moving image. Each of these aspects are currently being explored from many different perspectives by contemporary composers, musicians, visual artists, and film/videographers.  Its basic starting point is the historical graphic score/‘new’ notational practices of the modernist avant-garde and how sound is captured and communicated.

University of Greenwich, Steven Lawrence Gallery, Private View March 3rd.

See: http://www.greenwichunigalleries.co.uk/drawing-towards-sound/

February 2015 

I am also proud to announce that I have been chosen (as one of five artists) to have my research project ‘Pulse Project’ hosted for 2015 by the global peer review curatorial platform PROJECT ANYWHERE.

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To see all the projects (past and present): http://www.projectanywhere.net/

To see my project:

http://www.projectanywhere.net/pulse-project-a-sonic-investigation-across-bodies-cultures-and-technologies-michelle-lewis-king/

January 2015

In January, I was on the Resonance FM London (January 31st 2015) talking with Jude Cowan Montague and Rebecca Feiner  about my acupuncture and art practice:

(I speak at about 10 minutes into the show).

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Listen to the show here: https://www.mixcloud.com/Resonance/143000-the-news-agents-320kbps-3/

 

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Pictures from a recent talk I gave at ‘Le Sujet Digital: Temporalités III, Université Paris VIII, November 12-14

For information on the bilingual conference on art, science and the digital/temporal subject, see: http://www.sujetdigital.labex-arts-h2h.fr/content/colloque-le-sujet-digital-2014-temporalit%C3%A9s

and for the programme:

http://www.sujetdigital.labex-arts-h2h.fr/sites/sujetdigital.labex-arts-h2h.fr/files/SD3-prog.pdf

 

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Some personal pics and descriptions from my time at CERN last November

 

 

After arriving at Geneva airport, I was picked up in this high speed TELSA electric car – complete with touch screen interface, voice command and some sort of hydraulic system – courtesy of CERN- (the car is somewhere in the astounding range of $150K).  I was dropped off by this iconic dome nestled in the Jura mountains – it definitely set the tone…

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Before the Port hackathon, we had a chance to explore CERN – these are diagrammatic displays of particle acceleration in the circuit of the Large Hadron Collider and its detectors: the ‘general-purpose detectors’: ATLAS (which is what I was able to visit) and CMS, the ‘heavy ion detector’ ALICE, and the LHCb – a  ‘subdetector’ to detect particles traveling in a forward direction. Apologies for the blurriness of the images – my camera isn’t the best.

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The following images from the control room and station of the ATLAS experiment/detector of the Large Hadron Collider

 

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some more images of the foyer of the control room – I thought the whole process of particle harvesting, acceleration and radiation had a poetic – the language of the ‘cooling’ of the accelerator had a certain other-worldly eroticism to it…

 

 

 

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The heart of the ATLAS experiment  – plus a detail of the panels that record the ‘muon’ radiation from particle collisions

 

 

 

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A mole-eye view of a model section of the LHC

 

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and of course CERN is also where Tim Berners-Lee developed the world wide web – in this corridor:

 

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These are some images of an immersive and augmented video demonstration of the story behind the 1st particle collider at CERN called the ‘Proton Synchotron’ (1959 -). The video is projected directly on the original Proton Synchotron and tells its story in a series of animations and archival film footage – it was a scintillating way to learn about the history at CERN.

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These two images are just details from relaxing and socialising at the hackathon at the Port building which the finishing touches of this new building were still be added just before the start of the hackathon – The Port has their own official Facebook page for better images: https://www.facebook.com/theportatcern

 

 

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I geekishly loved the dining halls there

 

 

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From a stroll around the CERN complex in the evening sunshine

 

 

 

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This lovely statue of the cosmic dancer Nataraja was just outside the halls of residence where I was staying – I had a deep respect for how other narratives and artistic interpretations were an accepted part of the complex fabric of research at CERN. This statue at sunset seemed to move in the way the cosmic dancer suggests…

 

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We had presentations and talks to attend in the evenings

 

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My last glimpse at CERN before flying out from the airport – even the airport was stylish – almost completely constructed of large windows to view the Jura mountains…

 

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One of my recent articles has just been published in the new peer reviewed art journal ELSE :)

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ELSE – a peer-reviewed International Journal of Art, Literature, Theory and Creative Media has just released its first issue (issue 0) titled, ‘Trans-“What”?’. The publication responds to the question of what ‘Trans’ means within creative practice (and is visually stunning too). My article ‘Touching as Listening: A Translational Encounter Between Art, Science, East, West, Self and Other’ is one of the many interesting artistic and theoretical explorations of transdisciplinary practice in this inaugural issue, so please take a look!

http://en.calameo.com/read/00316713877ecb879482f

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The Hackathon @ The Port – CERN

I have just arrived back from participating in an amazing 3 day hackathon @ CERN in Geneva. In this post are some pictures of my team, the project (which is about improving land clearance of mines through improving communication between demeaning dogs and their handlers) and the presentation from day 3 of the hackathon @ The Port 2014 –

An outside view  of CERN  and a pic of mu team – Pier 83: SMART Dog

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Some images of working and discussing:

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Images of the presentations (with a prototype for SMART Dog on ‘Viking’)

 

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This was an amazing event not only because of its location and the community it took place in (CERN!!!), but also because the organisers of this event brought innovators in technology and creativity together from across the globe to address some very urgent humanitarian issues. To say it was a ‘very inspiring event’ would be a massive understatement. – photos appear courtesy of Andrey Longinov.
To see our video to raise awareness – please use this link for youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfN31OzoJ0c

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