Patricia Olynyk: Medicine and Media Arts Fellow!
Welcome to Patricia Olynyk our first Medicine + Media Arts Fellow! We look forward to the ideas and conversations that she will contribute to this new initiative. Patricia has previously worked with the UCLA ArtSci Center on two major projects:
Art + Brain Symposium | UCLA ArtSci Center
Co-organized by Patricia Olynyk and Victoria Vesna, Art + the Brain: Stories and Structures explored the complex histories, practices, and interconnections between art, architecture, medicine and neuroscience with the human brain as a central focus
Dark Skies | UCLA ArtSci Center Gallery
Dark Skies is a multi channel projection on CNC routed tiles inspired by the concept of biomimicry. The surfaces of the tiles themselves are based loosely on the shape and topography a wildmouse tastebud. The installation also includes an evocative soundscape, drawn primarily from field recordings captured at twilight in the Rocky Mountains during high summer. "Dark Skies" is an astronomical reference, referring to remote places free of hazy city light that allow for an extended view into deep space and time. This insight offers not only a unique perceptual and psychological experience but the promise of new discovery.