WHEN: September 7th, 2017 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Art Lovers, Creative Community
Conversations in Art+Innovations is an opportunity to explore the ideas of the most forward thinking and creative people working today. This event will create a dialogue on the newest ideas and most compelling expressions between art + place + people.
Nobuho Nagasawa is an interdisciplinary artist whose projects range from sculptural installation, architectural intervention, time-based work, activism, and public art. Her series of work with woven optical fiber is shaped by the intersection of art, science, and technology, and her interest in acoustic ecology, a discipline studying the relationship, mediated through sound, between living beings and their environment. Her interest in synaesthesia–a neurological phenomenon in which stimulation of one sensory leads to experiences in a second sensory or cognitive pathway–has manifested in creating a series of sartorial art that expose and interact with the internal physiology of the musician’s body. Her luminescent woven optical fiber attire “Bio Lux” responds to the live bio-data of the musician’s body movements, heartbeat, and breath and spark the optical fiber into changing colors.
In the field of public art, Nagasawa has completed more than thirty public art projects internationally with successful interdisciplinary collaborations with architects and engineers. They are civic projects such as city halls, government plazas, research laboratories, libraries, greenways, and transportation infrastructures. She received several Design Excellence Awards for Architecture and Public Art (Los Angeles, 1997, New York 2006, San Francisco, 2008 and 2009.) Her Austin City Hall and Public Plaza project with architect Antoine Predock was featured as one of the best projects nationwide in the Public Art Review in 2005. The Public Design Commission has announced the winners of this year’s Annual Awards for Excellence in Design in May, in which Nagasawa has received her second Excellence in Design Award from the City of New York. She is a Professor at Stony Brook University, and a Graduate Director for the MFA Program, and an affiliate faculty of the Theatre Department.
copyright 2014 Nobuho Nagasawa