SHOCK IN THE EAR
Shock in the Ear is an intense and poetic work, composed (and recomposed by the user) through interactive screens, stories, performances, music, and sound. The work explores the potential of desktop new media for poetic movement, understandings, emotions, and sensations.
"... like an earthquake that suddenly comes into your life and reduces your life into nothing, and when you return to normality your perceptions, your feelings are different. Everytime I see a landstorm, I remember my own landstorm. Very personal... it's like a little secret always I have with me." Juan Miranda, Shock in the Ear
The project of Shock in the Ear is to engage the user at a sensual level with shock as a bodily experience -- to evoke shock not at the crashing sensational moment of impact but its sensual aftermath. It aims to disrupt and shift perceptions as the user explores the moment after the event-- a dislocated time/space in which perceptions and senses are shifted.
Norie Neumark and Maria Miranda collaborate on new media works, Net.art, installation, and CD-Rom. Their installations have been exhibited in Australia, the USA, and Germany. Recent works include the following. Volcano, an installation, was exhibited at Artspace, Sydney, June 2001 and The Virtual Mine, Saarbrucken, Germany, August-September, 2001 and on line www.the-virtual-mine.net/ Machine_Organs was exhibited in TechFlesh, in Ctheorymultimedia, June 2001 http://ctheorymultimedia.cornell.edu and d>gest@feast, Arts SA Gallery, Adelaide, October, 2001.
Their most recent net.works have been in the genre of <fictive art> and includeJourney to the Centre, online, http://www.out-of-sync.com/journey. Journey was selected for TypeSlowly, September 2002 (www.typeslowly.org); Media Teche, This is Not Art, Newcastle, October 2002; and Maid in Cyberspace 06:: Active Agent, Montreal, February 2003. Maria and Norie are also contributors to the Local Unit of Missing Links, ICOLS, online,www.icols.org.
Current works in progress include the Institute for the Study of Emergent Emotions and the Museum of Rumour. Their net.art work is accessible through www.out-of-sync.com
the Ear expresses the shocking concept that sound is essential to interactivity,
as a new and engaging artistic form, because sound goes beyond the interface,
into time, into the body, and into the imagination. Visually, it disrupts
Creating and articulating sound and image together in an innovative way, the work opens interactive possibilities beyond simple point-and -click, immersing the user in emotional, sonic and visual texture. It creates an interactive space that explores the potential for intimacy of the CDROM desktop medium.
from Reviews of Shock in the Ear
"Neumark's artistic emphasis on the soft stillness and eery tranquillity of time's suspension contributes to a digital environment in which the retroactive experience of shock can be thought along the divide of its divergent manifestations in culture and history." " "Digital Incompossibility: Cruising The Aesthetic Haze Of The New Media", Fundacio "la Caixa", Barcelona, October 1998 and reprinted in Ctheory, no , 78, Jan. 00 (http://www.ctheory.com).
In 2001, selected for exhibition at Nickle Arts Museum, the University of Calgary, Oct.-December. Purchased for permanent collection and exhibition, Cinemedia, Melbourne, July, 2001
selected for exhibition at VideoFormes (Clermont Ferrand, March),
Dissection, The Macau Museum of Art (Macau, August-November), Siggraph
2000 Art Gallery (New Orleans, July). Jurorís Exhibition, Thaw
00 (Festival of Video, Film, and Digital Media, University of Iowa,
April, 2000), ISEA 2000 (September, Paris)
selected for exhibition at, among others, "Points of Contact
" (Ithaca, New York; Mexico City, Mexico; Virginia Film Festival),
CCC Gallery, Melbourne (April); EMAF (Osnabreuck, May); Virtuality
and Interactivity: mediARTech (Florence, May); v.1. (Hobart and William
Smith Colleges) N.Y. (Sept-May); and DAC Artistsí Salon, Atlanta
selected for exhibition at, among others, Australian Film Commission
Annual Conference, 'Being Connected' (July, Melbourne); ACM-SIG Multimedia
98 Art Program (September, UK); Institute of Modern Art (September,
Brisbane); WoW film festival (Sydney, September); Montreal international
Festival of new Cinema and new Media (Montreal, October); SEAFair
98 (Skopje, October); French-Baltic-Nordic Video and New Media Festival
(November, Estonia); Ngapartji Gallery (Adelaide, November)
Exhibition of the prototype released in mid-1997: techne (Perth and Australian National Tour); Matinaze (Sydney); transmedia 97 (Berlin); Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (Melbourne); Altered States/Interact Asia Pacific Multimedia Festival (Melbourne); Institute of Modern Art (Brisbane); Pan-Pacific Festival, Centre for Contemporary Art (Amsterdam); WoW Film Festival (Sydney); arts'_edge (Perth)