Monday, March 31, 2014

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Vein of Sky, Houston

Vein of Sky is a new sound installation premiering 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 (Houston).

The installation is made from weather-based sonifications; ambient elements such as light, humidity, temperature and kinetic movements of plants and trees have been captured and transposed into sound. Vein of Sky will be exhibited through December 2014.



Thursday, February 20, 2014

Ghost Station at MICA, Baltimore

Ghost Station is a nomadic haunting of Baltimore's airwaves. Urban field recordings are re-broadcast as clandestine FM radio transmissions. Documented as a 4 channel radio/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























poster design by Nick Emrich

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.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

And,

There's a hole in the middle of the world, filled with cold light. (Spectrogram of my composition Retba).

Friday, July 2, 2010

A Hole in the Desert: Excerpts From a Negative Horizon


A Hole in the Desert (Excerpts From a Negative Horizon), a new 6 channel sound installation will premiere in Minneapolis as a part of Shoot The Moon, organized by Jonathan Thomas at 1419. Catalogue available online through Machete Group.