BLACK NOISE is a multimedia installation, layering Western, Chinese, and indigenous knowledges surrounding the mythologies and understandings of planetary and celestial bodies.
Alba and the Moon, 2013
Installation with digital animation, UV light source, phosphorescent paint on wood
Rabbit on Moon
Alba by Eduardo Kac
A glowing GFP hare gazes upon a moon in this imagined future, considering the formation of its existence, looking up at its ancestors, or perhaps looking up in fear. It becomes no longer a symbol of fertility, but one of disrupted, altered, modified birth.
A rabbit's eyes are placed high upon its skull, allowing it to see nearly 360 degrees. This being said, rabbits have a blind spot conveniently located right in front of its face.
I was born on Mid-Autumn Festival, a day in which the moon is at its biggest, brightest, and fullest of the year. Those born on this day are said to be romantic and idealistic. At least, that's what my father told me, but of course, he was also born on this day.
the Red Star is the Women's Star (the Morning Star is the Evening Star), 2013
Digital video, infinite loop
9.5 x 7.31 in. (displayed at the height of 72 inches)
Annette S. Lee, Science in Society Conference 2012, UC Berkeley
Various names attributed to the planet Venus
THE RED STAR / THE WOMEN'S STAR
THE GREAT / THE ORPHANED
THE GODDESS OF LOVE / THE GODDESS OF BEAUTY
THE SHINING ONE / THE DIM WORLD
THE SON OF DAWN / THE BRINGER OF DAWN
APHRODITE / VENUS
Role of Venus in Galileo's findings
and yet, it moves, 2013
Digital animation, infinite loop
Various times found for Earth's orbit around the Sun
365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes, 45 seconds.
365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes and 45.1875 seconds
365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes, and 46 seconds
365 days, 5 hours, 49 minutes and 1.20 seconds
365 days, 5 hours, 49 minutes and 12 seconds
365 days, 6 hours, 9 minutes, 9 seconds
365 days, 6 hours, 9 minutes and 9.7676 seconds
365 days, 6 hours, 13 minutes and 52.5386 seconds
What is a Leap Year?
What are years...
from Brecht's Life of Galileo -
ANDREA But I can see that the sun's not in the same place in the evening and morning. So it can't stand still. It just can't.
GALILEO You "see"! What do you see? You see nothing at all. You're just gaping. Gaping isn't seeing. (He places the iron washstand in the center of the room) Now, that's the sun. Sit down.
black noise, 2013
Paper, acrylic glass, LED light, and wood
9 x 12 in.
Black noise referring to:
2. Noise with a spectrum corresponding to the blackbody radiation (thermal noise).
Moose / Pegasus