May 13 – June 18, 2023

China Blue

Listening for the Unheard

© China Blue, Saturn, 2023, Exhibited at the Venice Biennale, Inflatable of Saturn and her rings, 6’ x 6’

About the Exhibit

“Listening for the Unheard” is an exhibition of sculptures, installations and paintings that play with the sounds in Saturn’s rings discovered by the artist. China Blue is interested in using sound as a sculptural form to fill and to also energize space by calling upon its Fung Shui application. Thus she defines internal architectural spaces as its own shape delineated by sonics. She has claimed this terrain based on sampling our sonic environment for what we don’t hear including these acoustics which she and her team discovered for NASA.

The unheard is a category of sound not accessible to human ears. It can also be applied to those acoustics that we are deaf to resulting from the internalization of racism or sexism. By exploring this arena China Blue illuminates the importance of learning to listen into what we are unmindful of to strengthen our divided communities.

Press Release

CHINA BLUE
Listening for the Unheard
May 13 – June 18, 2023
OPENING May 13, 2023
Reception 4-7pm
“Listening for the Unheard” is an exhibition of sculptures, installations and paintings that play with the sounds in Saturn’s rings discovered by the artist. China Blue is interested in using sound as a sculptural form to fill and to also energize space by calling upon its Fung Shui application. Thus she defines internal architectural spaces as its own shape delineated by sonics. She has claimed this terrain based on sampling our sonic environment for what we don’t hear including these acoustics which she and her team discovered for NASA.

The unheard is a category of sound not accessible to human ears. It can also be applied to those acoustics that we are deaf to resulting from the internalization of racism or sexism. By exploring this arena China Blue illuminates the importance of learning to listen into what we are unmindful of to strengthen our divided communities.

China Blue is an internationally exhibiting and award winning, sound based visual artist whose work is inspired by both the fundamental principle that sound is energy made physical and the Chinese usage of acoustics in Feng shui to energize space. Over the past two plus decades she has discovered the voice of the iron of the Eiffel Tower and for NASA recorded the shock wave that leveled a forest in Siberia and the acoustics of Saturn’s rings. She has also transformed cricket calls, sonified firefly signals and recorded the acoustics produced by our brains. With this material she makes sculptures, forms installations and designs and leads soundwalks.
She has worked in collaboration with Dr. Seth S. Horowitz neuroscientist, space scientist and author of “The Universal Sense: How Hearing Shapes the Mind” and renowned composer of the T-Mobile ringtone Lance L. Massey. As a team they have discovered that innovation occurs by working together.

Accolades:
Mat Kaplan of The Planetary Society says: The songs are both “beautiful and evocative.”

Art Critic Lilly Wei says: “Cassini’s Dreams…is a remarkable visual arts and sound project that is partly scientific and partly poetic”

EVENTS RELATED TO THIS EXHIBITION

SUN, May 21, 2-4pm, $20 on the website, $25 at the door, $15 at the door for students and seniors with ID. ALL door purchased tickets subject to availability. Limited seating to 25 people. Purchase tickets here. 

Saturn Walk Dance Collaboration by Andrea Nann and China Blue
The collaboration will be between seasoned Canadian dancer & choreographer Andrea Nann and artist China Blue with her sonic labyrinthine work “Saturn Walk.” Nann is interested in investigating human connection and communication through movement and listening as a collective empathic gesture.

About the Collaborators

Andrea Nann is a contemporary dance artist and founding artistic director of Dreamwalker Dance Company. Through her work she enlivens Dreamwalker’s invitation to awaken and experience oneself and the people and places around each of us; increasing potential for human connection, communication and originality.

China Blue is an internationally exhibiting and award winning, sound based visual artist whose work is inspired by both the fundamental principle that sound is energy made physical and the Chinese usage of acoustics in Feng shui to energize space. Over the past two plus decades she has discovered the voice of the iron of the Eiffel Tower and for NASA recorded the shock wave that leveled a forest in Siberia and the acoustics of Saturn’s rings. She has also transformed cricket calls, sonified firefly signals and recorded the acoustics produced by our brains. With this material she makes sculptures, forms installations and designs and leads soundwalks.

SAT, June 3, 3-5pm
Artist’s Talk with Art Historian Stephanie Jeanjean PhD
Art Historian Stephanie Jeanjean, PhD will speak with China Blue about her work and her interest in creating art at the intersection of science and technology. Stephanie Jeanjean states: “as China Blue demonstrates…nothing is still nor silent, the void is filled with the sounds of in-commensurable invisible forces that can be heard by those who listen to them.”

South Gallery

© China Blue, Saturn, 2023, Exhibited at the Venice Biennale, Inflatable of Saturn and her rings, 6’ x 6’

© China Blue, Blue Surround VI, 2023, from the series of acrylic paintings based on images captured of Saturn from the spacecraft Cassini, 22″ x 28″

© China Blue, Moon Whispers, 2023, a group of five realistic 3D printed illuminated moons of Saturn with a sound piece, dimensions vary

© China Blue, Blue Surround V, 2023, from the series of acrylic paintings based on images captured of Saturn from the spacecraft Cassini, 28″ x 22″

© China Blue, Blue Surround III, 2023, from the series of acrylic paintings based on images captured of Saturn from the spacecraft Cassini, 24″ x 24″

© China Blue, Blue Surround II, 2023, from the series of acrylic paintings based on images captured of Saturn from the spacecraft Cassini, 28″ x 22″

© China Blue, Blue Surround I, 2023, from the series of acrylic paintings based on images captured of Saturn from the spacecraft Cassini, 28″ x 22″

© China Blue, Blue Surround IV, 2023, from the series of acrylic paintings based on images captured of Saturn from the spacecraft Cassini, 24″ x 24″

© China Blue, Two Moons, 2023, A 3D printed kinetic and acoustic sculpture that captures the sounds and rotational movement of the moons Hyperion and Mimas, dimensions vary

© China Blue, Blue Surround Small I, 2023, from the series of acrylic paintings based on images captured of Saturn from the spacecraft Cassini, 11″ x 14″

© China Blue, Blue Surround Small II, 2023, from the series of acrylic paintings based on images captured of Saturn from the spacecraft Cassini, 11″ x 14″

© China Blue, Blue Surround Small III, 2023, from the series of acrylic paintings based on images captured of Saturn from the spacecraft Cassini, 11″ x 14″

© China Blue, Tethys, 2023, watercolor study, 5.75″ x 12.5″

© China Blue, Eagle Nebula, 2023, watercolor study, 4″ x 5″

© China Blue, Mimas, 2023, watercolor study, 6″ x 6″

© China Blue, Hyperion, 2023, watercolor study, 5.75″ x 12.5″

© China Blue, Theta for PO, 2017, Exhibited in the NY Armory “Still Listening: New Works in Honor of Pauline Oliveros”, 3D visualization of the theta brain wave, dimensions vary

© China Blue, Sound Objects, 2023, 3D printed sound, Earth, Human, and Cosmos, 13.25”l x 5.75”w x 3”h

© China Blue, Moon Stuck, 2023, 3D printed

© China Blue, Cassini’s Dream CD

© China Blue, Saturn’s Moon Necklace

North Gallery

© China Blue, Saturn’s Siren, 2023, a sonic installation that surrounds and engulfs the listener with the sounds of Saturn

© China Blue, Saturn Walk, 2022, this soundwalk installation engulfs the listener while bridging the ancient mazes of our past with our distant future skies

Saturn Walk by China Blue

This soundwalk engulfs the listener while bridging the ancient mazes of our past with our distant future skies. The shape of the six-sided labyrinth mimics the hexagonal cloud pattern over Saturn’s North Pole.

This deep listening work is based on China Blue and Dr. Seth Horowitz’s discovery of the sounds hidden in Saturn’s rings, for NASA. While following the labyrinth, participants will hear an arrangement base on the sonics of Saturn composed by China Blue and Lance Massey, the creator of the T-Mobile ringtone.

About the Artist

China Blue is an internationally exhibiting and award winning, sound based visual artist whose work is inspired by both the fundamental principle that sound is energy made physical and the Chinese usage of acoustics in Feng shui to energize space

Gallery Hours

• During  opening receptions 4-7pm

Regular Gallery Hours
Thursday 12-5
Friday-Saturday 12-6
Sunday 12-5
& Showing by Appointments
Closed Holidays

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