Friday, July 25, 2014

Air, Condition at Blaffer Art Museum

Abinadi Meza: Air, Condition opens August 8, 2014 at Blaffer Art Museum's two exhibition spaces in Houston, Texas. In downtown Houston a two-channel video, four-channel sound installation is installed in former storefront windows at 110 Milam Street. At the Blaffer Museum's main gallery a four-channel sound installation activates windows of the architecture itself.

This project is based on a pirate radio transmissions that explore and intervene in urban space - specifically, the territory of air-space. The broadcasts are transmitted from a moving car, and create temporary glitches in sonic and living space.

Recommended in NY Times.
Read more at Blaffer Museum of Art.

still from Air, Condition (2014) video, sound

still from Air, Condition (2014) video, sound
still from Air, Condition (2014) video, sound

Sunday, May 18, 2014

The Sky Opens Twice, at Minneapolis Institute of Arts


Installing The Sky Opens Twice at M.I.A. Abinadi Meza, photo by Christopher Atkins, 2014

The Sky Opens Twice (2014) is a three-story, 8 channel sound installation commissioned by the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. The installation extends upwards through three vertical floors of the Target Rotunda designed by Michael Graves. It is exhibited with 6EQUJ5, a video installation by Jennifer Steinkamp.

The Sky Opens Twice was conceived as an "aural film" inspired by Interstellar Radio Messages (IRM's), space mythologies and exploration narratives.

Read Abinadi Meza's interview with curator Christopher Atkins here.





Saturday, May 10, 2014

Delay in Glass, in "The Audible Edge" exhibition, Minneapolis

Delay in Glass, 2014. Glass, sound. 30 x 30, installation variable.

Delay in Glass (2014) is included in the exhibition The Audible Edge: Architecture and Sound at Katherine Nash Gallery, Minneapolis May 27 - July 26, 2014. The exhibition includes With Hidden Noise, and ICI production curated by Stephen Vitiello.


Monday, April 28, 2014

Live at 2014 Sonorities Festival, Belfast

Sound check at Sonic Arts Research Centre (SARC). Abinadi Meza, photo by Hyeonmin Ghim 2014.

2014 Sonorities Festival of Contemporary Music, Belfast, Northern Ireland.

April 30: live performance (noise, drones, sensors, oscillators) at SARC (Sonic Arts Research Centre), and radio broadcast on Resonance 104.4fm London.

Other performers include Atau Tanaka, Adam Parkinson, Nic Collins, Jonathan Impett, Sidsel Endressen, Jan Bang, Jean-Claude Risset, Ryo Ikeshiro, David Ikard, Barry Cullen and Dithernoise.

May 3: presentation in 2014 Sonorities Symposium: Remembering & Forgetting, sponsored by Queen's University, Belfast.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Vein of Sky, Houston



Vein of Sky is a weather-based sound installation in Houston, Texas. It is presented by the 2014 CounterCurrent Festival and the Art in the Park centennial celebration at Hermann Park. Vein of Sky was commissioned by the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts.

The installation is made from sonifications of atmospheric dynamics such as light, humidity, temperature, as well as kinetic movements of plants and trees. Vein of Sky will be exhibited through December 2014.

"Listening to Light: A Conversation with Sound Artist Abinadi Meza" by Nancy Wozny.
"When the Earth Talks..." by Joel Luks





Thursday, February 20, 2014

"Ghost Station" at MICA, Baltimore

Ghost Station is a nomadic hacking and haunting of Baltimore's airwaves. Urban field recordings are re-broadcast as clandestine FM radio transmissions. Exhibited as a 5 channel radio and video installation at MICA, Baltimore. Curated by Bryan Hempel (Baltimore), with catalogue essay by Michael R. Griffiths (New York).  Opening Saturday, Feb. 22, 6pm at MICA, Gateway Building, 1601 Mt. Royal Ave.

still from Ghost Station, 2014


still from Ghost Station, 2014























Ghost Station, 2014 (Excerpt) from abinadi meza on Vimeo.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Live Performance at Close Closer, 3rd Lisbon Architecture Triennale



Excerpt from live performance at Close, Closer the 3rd Lisbon Architecture Triennale. Performed with field recordings, custom-built sensors (light, temperature, heat) and custom software.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Mere Pis at 3rd Lisbon Architecture Triennial

A window in Lisbon; sensing microclimates, for Mere Pis
On September 19 Mere Pis launches at Close, Closer the 3rd Lisbon Architecture Triennial, curated by Beatrice Galilee with Liam Young, Mariana Pestana and José Esparza Chong Cuy. Mere Pis is an exploratory sonification of non-human and residual materials of a city (tectonic vibrations, dust, heat, humidity, shadows, insects).

The project includes a live Internet transmission, digital downloads, and two performances at Sinel de Cordes Palace - a formerly-abandoned 18th c. palace now serving as Triennale headquarters.

The title Mere Pis is a simple anagram of the word 'empires,' and conceptually relates to the Merz projects of Kurt Schwitters - compositions made from all kinds of refuse and found materials...the residue/remainder of kommerz...

"Close, Closer, the third edition of the Lisbon Architecture Triennale examines the political, technological, emotional, institutional, and critical forms of global spatial practice." -Triennale statement

Sinel de Cordes Palace, Lisbon

Monday, August 19, 2013

"Grey Ecologies: Sonic Transfers and Monuments" at TransX Symposium, Deep Wireless Festival, Toronto

Abinadi Meza presenting in Trans X: Transmission Art Symposium
Full text here: http://naisa.ca/symposia/trans-x/transx-2013-proceedings/#12

Listen to the presentation here: http://naisa.ca/wp-content/audio/RWB13/12_Transx2013_may20_aft_AbinadiMeza.mp3

May 17-20, 2013. TransX Transmission Art Symposium at 12th Annual Deep Wireless Festival of Radio & Transmission Art, Toronto. With Anna Friz, Tetsuo Kogawa, Steve Bates, Csenge Kolozsvari, Robert Mackay, Alyssa Moxley, Robin Koek, Samwell Freeman, Victoria Estok and many others.


Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Salt Lake City Film Festival presents Hour Between Dog and Wolf

still from Hour Between Dog and Wolf
Hour Between Dog and Wolf (2013) is an official selection of the 2013 Salt Lake City Film Festival. The film will screen on opening night, Thursday Sept. 26, at Broadway Centre Cinemas with an opening reception at 7pm.

This short film is loosely autobiographical, unconventionally structured, and incorporates found film footage with an original script and soundtrack.

An enigmatic woman - a disembodied artificial intelligence, narrates Hour Between Dog and Wolf. The film combines incidents, dreams and memories into a non-linear spatial montage; everything is a potential cipher, symptom or trigger.
"The unexpected thrived in such an ambience..." J.G. Ballard, Endgame

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Limited-edition Tape Release at Expo Chicago Contemporary Art Fair, Navy Pier

Fourth of July, limited edition tape series, 2012-13

Fourth of July is a limited-edition tape release at ACRE's special exhibition in the 2013 Expo Chicago Art Fair. Vernissage Thurs. Sept. 19th 6-9pm. Fair hours Sept. 20-22. Navy Pier, 600 E Grand Ave
Chicago, IL 60611.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

The Driftless Moment, Chicago


On June 16 The Driftless Moment, a solo exhibition of new video work will premiere at ACRE Projects, Chicago. Curated by Alicia Eler.

Opening reception 4-8pm
1913 W 17th St, Chicago, IL 60608
(Near 18th street train station, pink line)
still from The Driftless Moment, video installation

still from The Driftless Moment, video installation



Friday, June 14, 2013

Glass, Sound, Space



studio detail, Ruins in Reverse, glass, sound.



Black Box Recorder: UK premiere

On June 15 Black Box Recorder will screen at Bloc Projects in Sheffield, England as a part of Sheffield Fringe: Film at the Intersection of Art & Documentary.
    
"[A] disembodied desire...a pervasive sense of yearning for something impossible..."
  -Esther Harris, curator (London)

still from Black Box Recorder, found film transfers, original sound 

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

German premiere / Official Filmposter

official film poster, Black Box Recorder

Black Box Recorder will premiere in Europe 7pm Friday, June 14 at Team Titanic, Berlin.

Exhibited in the Neukölln district gallery through June 22.

Flughafenstraße 50
12053 Berlin
U8 Boddinstraße




Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Hour Between Dog and Wolf

Found film footage transferred to video, original sound. View screening copy here.

still from Hour Between Dog and Wolf, 2013
still from Hour Between Dog and Wolf, 2013

Friday, February 1, 2013

Between Plant and Ghost

Archival giclée print from Chaos, Birth of a Star






Archival giclée print from Chaos, Birth of a Star


Archival giclée print from Chaos, Birth of a Star







Thursday, January 31, 2013

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Monday, December 31, 2012

Black Box Recorder

Found film transferred to video, original sound.


still from Black Box Recorder

still from Black Box Recorder
still from Black Box Recorder







Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Sheaf of Times, San Francisco

Installation at Yerba Buena Gardens. Sounds of plant-human interactions; sound as interface. Collaboration with Lina Dib, curated by Craig Campbell.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Melencolia

Two channel video installation, sound, custom software. Continuous loop.

Stills from two channel video installation. View excerpt here.



Saturday, August 25, 2012

Geotrauma...Geomancy (Detroit)



Digital billboard sequence, 1 of 10, Detroit Michigan
Digital billboard sequence, 1 of 10, Detroit Michigan

News From Home

Found film transferred to video, original sound. Featured in NY Arts Magazine's "Best Art Videos"

still from sequence, News From Home (1:51)
still from sequence, News From Home (1:51)

still from sequence, News From Home (1:51)

View here (compressed for streaming).


Friday, May 4, 2012

Microsoundtrack

A four channel sound installation and live performance, in collaboration with Lina Dib (Houston).

Six channel sound installation in four-acre urban wilderness, Houston Texas.


Sonification materials for opening night performance

"Microsoundtrack for Pitman Park features local sounds that can be heard at 6 listening posts situated throughout the Park. In generating these park-based recordings, Dib and Meza decenter the human through a shift in scale. Minute sound samples, microcosmic soundscapes form a soundtrack of life in the park. Recorded sounds are at times beyond human perception, but not beyond all species’ perception. By creating a soundtrack based on other organisms that share this park, Dib and Meza tap into non-human worlds and bring some of their sounds in contact with our senses."  - Divya Murthy, curator.