Nobuho Nagasawa is an interdisciplinary artist whose projects range from sculptural installation, architectural intervention, time-based work, activism, and public art. Her series of work with woven optical fiber is shaped by the intersection of art, science, and technology, and her interest in acoustic ecology, a discipline studying the relationship, mediated through sound, between living beings and their environment.
Her interest in synaesthesia–a neurological phenomenon in which stimulation of one sensory leads to experiences in a second sensory or cognitive pathway–has manifested in creating a series of sartorial art that expose and interact with the internal physiology of the musician’s body. Her luminescent woven optical fiber attire “Bio Lux” responds to the live bio-data of the musician’s body movements, heartbeat, and breath and spark the optical fiber into changing colors.
Learn more about Nagasawa’s work at: http://art.stonybrook.edu/nagasawa/.
This event is part of the School of Art and Art History’s Fall 2016 Visiting Artists Lecture Series. All six lectures are free and open to the public. They will begin at 6 p.m. in the Music Building auditorium. The lectures offer the community at large an important opportunity for dialogue about contemporary art and culture in relation to national and international trends.