Continuing with Digital Arts and New Media series of Graduating MFA Student Interviews, May 3, 2011, musician and sound installation artist, Joe Cantrell, and civic activist artist, Dustin O’Hara with Daniel Cagan, came into UCSC’s KZSC for a live radio show to talk about their Exhibitions, Permutations.
Shift Register is a performative sound installation by Joe Cantrell that utilizes hyper-directional speaker and cognitive brainwave recognition technologies to explore the body as a filter for data. This work explores how this biological filter can be used to complicate traditional performance and experiential modalities.. As a form of socially engaged production, the project aims to realize its own moment of expression/knowledge and to establish a directory of relationships for connecting artists with local spaces interested in collaborating.
Dustin O’Hara’s piece, The Circulation of Knowledge Archive, creates a form of socially engaged production. The project aims to realize its own moment of expression/knowledge and to establish a directory of relationships for connecting artists with local spaces interested in collaborating.
Dustin collaborated with Daniel Cagan, who also joined us in the studio, began community exploration in the Westside of Santa Cruz. Through the process of learning about the community, Dustin and Daniel got involved with the Garfield Library and all that involved. Aside note: the library was recommended to close and the community rallied very hard to not allow a vote to happen in the County without enough debate. The piece uses: the Public Library System, Bookmobile, two 5th Grade Classes, Video, and Print Material.
Don’t miss the big Permutations reception of the show Friday, May 6 from 4-9pm beginning with a talk by Steve Dietz and ending with the world premiere of God, The Opera. Free and Open to the public.
Here’s a little video we took right before the show with Dustin O’Hara and Daniel Cagan.
If you missed any part of the live broadcast, click on the triangle below to hear the show.