Wave Farm Artist-in-Residence: Ricardo Iamuuri Robinson

Sep 24, 2021 - Oct 03, 2021

BLACKBODY, WHITE NOISE is an experimental noise radio art composition using two vacant structures and sound reproduction technology. Each structure will bear a single hole allowing sunlight to penetrate and reflect throughout the interior space. During the course of the residency records of temperature, movement and shape will be documented. The collected data will compose a sonic relationship with excerpts from Frantz Fanon’s highly acclaimed literary work, “Black Skin, White Mask.” This project sets out to suggest and translate a correlation between the life of the Sun and struggles against the age of enlightenment and environmental racism. Sounds selected will portray a common ancient narrative and a new future, solar language.

Ricardo Iamuuri Robinson is a conceptual sound artist. His works attend to patterns and forms in sound and space, using deep listening techniques and reproduction technologies for engaging sonic influences and reforming social self awareness. He calls this artistic practice “Sonarcheology.” A creative art practice merging improvisational listening with environmental archeology. By way of this method the art attempts to relisten to the interrelationships between sound and shape, sonic information and sonic place…or what he calls “the ancestry of sound.”