Artist Talk and Q + A

Artist Talk and Q + A

Joel Ong

UCLA Broad Art Center
18 Apr 2024 - 5:00pm

Hear Joel Ong discuss his recent artistic research into breath, wind, and the ‘frozen sound’ contained within objects. Ong’s project, In Silence, feeds spoken audio recordings into a transductive pool of water, revealing the patterns of connection between community members in cymatic vibration waves. Ong is scheduled to exhibit in our forthcoming Getty PST exhibition, Atmosphere of Sound: Sonic Art in Times of Climate Disruption, scheduled to open in September of 2024.

UCLA Broad Art Center, 5pm

Joel Ong is a media artist whose works connect scientific and artistic approaches to the environment, particularly with respect to sound and physical space. Ong’s work explores the way objects and spaces can function as repositories of ‘frozen sound’, and in elucidating these, he is interested in creating what systems theorist Jack Burnham (1968) refers to as “art (that) does not reside in material entities, but in relations between people and between people and the components of their environment”. A serial collaborator, Ong is invested in the broader scope of Art-Science collaborations and is engaged constantly in the discourses and processes that facilitate viewing these two polemical disciplines on similar ground. His graduate interdisciplinary work in nanotechnology and sound was conducted at SymbioticA, the Center of Excellence for Biological Arts at the University of Western Australia. Ong is currently Assistant Professor at the department of Computational Arts at York University in Toronto.

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