Jo Burzynska – Artist talk and Q&A – Saturday 7 August
Please join us for a talk hosted by Jo Burzynska whose exhibition, Bass Affects; opens at the Audio Foundation at 5:30 on Friday 6 August.
Jo will discuss the themes and processes which inform her work and is happy to take questions from those in attendance.
Dr Jo Burzynska is a multimedia artist, researcher, and writer. Her central practice in sound spans experimental music performance and releases, to sonic art curation, and multisensory installations that use her own field recordings. Also a widely published wine writer, her work in both areas has increasingly converged in the production of multisensory works that often combine sound, taste, olfaction and touch.
Her installations and performances are regularly created at the intersection of the senses. These have been presented internationally, including at The National Museum of XXI Century Arts – MAXXI in Rome, Queen Elizabeth Hall in London, Milieux Institute in Montréal, and May Space in Sydney; as well as across New Zealand. Her interest in low frequency sound has resulted in projects such as Body Waves, created from her recordings of the Christchurch earthquakes, and “Taste the Bass” research into the effects of low frequencies on flavour and aroma perception.
Recent years have seen her work on numerous projects that fuse multisensory art and science, which has involved research with leading figures in the fields of experimental psychology, cognitive neuroscience and sensory science. She was awarded a PhD for her interdisciplinary research that investigated sensory, aesthetic and emotional interactions between sound and the non-visual, and their creative application.
Saturday 7 August @ Audio Foundation, from 4pm
Free (donations welcomed)
More info: http://www.audiofoundation.org.nz/programmes/exhibitions/jo-burzynska-bass-affects