Monday, 19 February 2018 // 8-10PM

subtropics.org
in partnership with Inlets Foundation for Experimental Practices
proudly invites you to
Listening Club | Season 5 : Episode 3

VARIOUS FORMS OF REALITY
An artist talk by Jon Paden
exploring 3D audio, virtual, mixed and augmented realities

Audiotheque
924 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach 33139
located at ArtCenter South Florida on the south side of Lincoln Road - parking in the back

ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Jon Paden will introduce and discuss the realms of virtual, mixed and augmented reality, where the field rests and how it will be changing our perceptions of creation. The role of sound within this practice, through the use of 3-dimensional audio processing, will be demonstrated with listening examples and hands-on demonstrations. Paden's talk is informed by and representative of his research-based artistic practice, including how research informs conceptual understanding and relationships to making art alongside the medium of science and engineering.

This event is organized in connection with a presentation of a new augmented reality-based work by Paden at the event SEEING, LISTENING, BEING on Sunday, Feb 18, at 1pm in Coral Gables.

More info at https://www.facebook.com/events/2017356555178035/

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Jon Paden (1982, Springfield, OH) is a sculptor and digital media artist based out of San Diego California, USA. He received a BFA from the Art Academy of Cincinnati, OH and is currently completing his MFA at University of California San Diego. Paden’s artwork crosses artistic boundaries, covering a myriad of materials, techniques, and traditions including wood, glass, drawing, painting and technology driven new media. Programming and algorithms play a crucial role in the autonomy of the artworks. His most recent work “InMemori” mixed paper masks and computer vision to build a one of a kind augmented reality artwork that explored digital memorial and how physical objects can be embedded with digital information as memory.

Paden currently leads the ARtSSt research group, a collaboration between UC San Diego’s Immersive Visualization Lab, Lipomi Research Group and the Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination. ARtsst explores Virtual and Augmented Reality, investigating how this new field can be used to shape somatic experience and understanding. How sight, sound and touch alter our relationship to data and new integrated virtual environments.

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SFCA [isaw+subtropics.org] is the leading proponent of experimental music and sound art in the Southeast, and the nourishing platform for projects like Audiotheque, Subtropics Biennial and yearly Marathon, Frozen Music Ensemble (performing March 1, 2018 at Roulette in Brooklyn, NY), iSAW’s Experimental Sound Archive, and many more projects designed to investigate, produce, promote, discuss and present the best, newest, most on-topic new music and sound art experiences in South Florida.

SFCA [isaw+subtropics] is the recipient of a 2017 KNIGHT ARTS CHALLENGE AWARD from KNIGHT FOUNDATION. It Sound Gallery project at Audiotheque will be implemented with generous support from ARTCENTER SOUTH FLORIDA

Audiotheque’s 2017-18 season of events is possible with support from SFCA [isaw+subtropics.org], Knight Foundation, City of Miami Beach’s Cultural Affairs Program and Cultural Arts Council; with additional support from Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners; and sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture; and by the Blank Family Foundation and by ArtCenter/South Florida.

SFCA [isaw+subtropics.org] would also like to acknowledge the ongoing support of Sennheiser, leaders in superior sound technology, as well as our partner organization.

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part of LIMINAL/ADRIFT, a four month series of activities organized by Inlets Foundation for Experimental Practices and made possible with the support of the City of Coral Gables, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners and SFCA [isaw+subtropics]

more info at inlets.ricercata.org

Jon Paden is an UC San Diego Department of Visual Arts MFA Candidate.

Image is courtesy of Artist Jon Paden.

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