White LightDate posted: 2010-02-01 11:29:00
New piece "White Light" by Troy artist Peter Edwards incorporates hand built audio electronics and a pulsing light display to create an interactive and immersive audio visual experience. The piece invites individual as well as group interaction to control each of it's three voices and light displays. Only one voice may be accessed by a single person at one time. Combining voices requires additional participants. The total sound and light display is effected by each participant, thereby challenging each to communicate with the greater voice of the group. White Light is equal parts installation, musical interface and social experiment.
Show runs through February 15 in West Hall, GALLERY 111.
Gallery hours: 9:30am - 4:30pm, Monday through Friday, or by appointment, 276-4778.
About the Artist
Peter Edwards is an artist and musician living in Troy NY. He received a degree in sculpture from RISD in 2000 and has been building custom electronic musical instruments over the past decade through his business casperelectronics. Edwards has taught creative electronics at Hampshire College, NYC based new media arts center, Harvestworks and Troy's own Arts Center of the Capital Region. He has lectured on the topic of electronics hacking, taught workshops, performed and shown visual art world wide.
Edwards' art combines his sculpture background and extensive experience designing interactive musical devices. Topics of interactivity, collaboration and the perceived role of the spectator commonly come into play in his work.
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