Architects are used to designing visually. This book explores the interactions between sound and hearing, space and architecture.
Sound adds the book to another dimension.
The structure of the book explores an order of magnitude from the intimate scale of the ear to the architectural scale of the environments. At the same time, it provides the reader with a framework of understanding how sound in space is deeply intertwined.
Sound Studies Lab invites young and experienced scholars and artists to work on the sonic sensory aspects of individual lives and in heterogenuous societies, cultures and historical eras. The projects at the lab operate in mobile, experiential and field-based research environments. The basic research strategies of the lab are therefore field research, critical analysis and the production of sonic artifacts.
The superscript “S” in the logomark echoes the shift of sound in the Doppler Effect visually. Additionally, it indicates the scientific and mathematical side of the lab.
“We seek not to become a center of the art world, but a place where a centering can occur.”
DIA is a constellation of sites, with many of its major projects sited outside the museum or gallery. The gallery space itself is vast, allowing monumental works to be housed with ample space. The walls fade away, the senses are heightened, and time flows more slowly at DIA, allowing for an unhurried visit, free of sensorial distractions.
The works in the DIA collection examine the relationship between site-specific installations and natural forces. The concept of the frame, which is used in the logotype, builds a story that land art exists both inside and outside the frame of the gallery space. The squares inside the frame represent sites. With the movement of the frame, the objects it contained are always changing and decentering. This embodies the very ethos of DIA. DIA seeks not to become a center of the art world, but a place where a centering can occur. Every individual matters and every individual makes a difference.
Rocks, as a visual stand-in for the tactile materials and elements in land art, penetrate the identity system. What is more, a drawing system was created to introduce several concepts from land art, such as opposing forces, gravity, limitations, etc.
Having curiosity on outdoor adventures and feeling respect to the nature. We are not only the player in nature. We also need to appreciate everything that nature gives us.
The mission of California State Parks is to encourage the public’s engagement nature with California’s stunning biological and environmental diversity. The concept asserts that we should be respectful of nature while we are visitors in the parks, especially for those engaged in backcountry sports.
The logo mark design is inspired by several elements in California State Parks, including the road, forest, river, and arrowhead. I believe this identity system appropriately indicates the fusion of human, animal, and natural environment.
What is time? When was the last time you felt time’s existence, pressure or even oppression? Time is untouchable. We surely know what we mean when we speak of it, and we also know that what is meant when we hear someone else speaking of it. What then is time?
Everyone is to some extent struck by time somehow as it is inseparable from our daily life. Some times we may feel we merely passing the time, and we feel lost time since we cannot catch it. Some times time restrict and limit us in some ways.
This exhibition catalog captures the notion of how time is expressed through varying forms and features the artwork of six artists: Tehching Hsieh, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Robert Smithson, Olafur Eliasson, On Kawara, Christian Marclay. Accompanied by their work are thorough explanations of the artworks and their relationship with time. Some artists are heavily influenced by time and dedicate their life to the creation of artworks to express time. The narrative of this exhibition catalog will undoubtedly lead to a deeper understanding of time and the shape of time.