J no.e Parker: Composing [De]Composition joins the seemingly unconnected practices of home composting, data collection, and music composition into a research-based, new media artwork. Parker’s interest in creating integrative works that explore new pathways through interconnections between visual art, sound, music, science, and technology, has inspired her to repurpose Sweeney Art Gallery as an active BioArt research lab, and addresses issues such as pollution and environmental sustainability from a localized perspective. Throughout the summer, temperature data, generated by an on-site compost pile, will be collected continuously and translated into a soundscape. The project reflects Parker’s varied interests in data sonification, which creates sound of out of data; in maintaining an indoor composting environment; and in translating the data into a body of music that will be performed toward the end of the exhibition on October 8th. In essence, compost, a complex living material, becomes for Parker a multi-faceted activator for regenerating soil and generating new music.
J no.e Parker (DANM '07) received a B.S. in Textiles and Apparel Design at Cornell University, a Digital Art/New Media MFA at UC Santa Cruz, and is currently a Digital Music Composition Ph.D candidate at UC Riverside. Her work has been exhibited, performed and screened internationally at venues such as DNA Lounge, Bledog Art Space, and Giancolis Park for the Arts. Parker also participates in international art, video and sound festivals such as the Surabaya Biennale International Video Festival, Yogyakarta International Media Arts Festival, Ubud Earth Day Festival and Soundgate: Sound Art Festival.
For more information, visit http://artsblock.ucr.edu/Exhibition/composingdecomposition