Wave Farm Artist-in-Residence: Celia Hollander

Jul 28, 2017 - Aug 06, 2017
Wave Farm + WGXC Acra Studio


Celia Hollander Portrait Image

Celia Hollander Portrait Image. Courtesy the artist. (Mar 28, 2017)

Change In Light Installation Image

Change In Light Installation Image. Courtesy the artist. (Mar 28, 2017)

The Wave Farm Residency Program is pleased to welcome Celia Hollander (Los Angeles, CA). Her installation “Δ / l (Change In Light)” is a series of optical theremins that render natural light into sine waves during each sunset. Every evening, the sound gradually evolves from a loud, high frequency chord when the sunlight hits the theremins directly, to a quiet, sputtering low frequency chord as daylight diminishes. At Wave Farm, Hollander will develop the installation into a modular system that can be applied to any space, effectively creating a flexible electronic instrument that “plays" the emergent product of an architectural space and the passing of time through natural changing light. Hollander will experiment with approximately 30 optical theremins on-site and explore the variations that result from different spatial arrangements and how they change the nature of the space.

Celia Hollander is a sound artist and electronic music composer who works in audio recordings, installation, composition, performance, radio shows, videos, and text. She is invested in the ways that sound art and music have the capacity to physically create social connection through shared experience, space, and time. Hollander is active in Los Angeles’ music community through hosting radio shows on the collective radio stations Dublab and KCHUNG FM, and event programming at Human Resources LA, an artist run gallery and event space in Chinatown. Hollander’s work critically engages ways that music and sound based art can be understood as a type of architectural design that questions cultural infrastructures, cultivates social connection, and enables awareness of a continuously changing present. Using temporal perception as a focal point in her work, she is devoted to creating experiences that allow for freedom of interpretation as an antidote to a contemporary assault of media that engineers what audiences ought to think and feel. Hollander studied art and architecture at Wesleyan University.