[ISEA2015] Artists Statement: Nathaniel Stern & Erin Manning – WEATHER PATTERNS: THE SMELL OF RED

Artists Statement

Installation, Spice, Wind (2014)

Weather Patterns: the Smell of Red creates feedback loops between air currents and haze, smells and electronics, architectural and groundbased elements, stasis and interaction, in order to amplify how movement and transformation are sensed. The work is installed inside the space of a room where the audience is invited to linger. Using spice, kinetic electronics, fans, fabric, mist, funnels and wind, the work asks how the smell of red affects the event of time.

  • Nathaniel Stern is Associate Professor of Digital Studio Practice at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA, and Research Associate at the University of Johannesburg, ZA.
  • Erin Manning holds a University Research Chair in Relational Art and Philosophy in the Faculty of Fine Arts at Concordia University (Montreal, Canada). She is also Director of the SenseLab, a laboratory that explores intersections between art practice and philosophy through the matrix of the sensing body in movement. In her art practice she works between painting, dance, fabric and sculpture.

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