METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART'S MEDIA LAB
From 2014-2015, I was a design intern at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Media Lab. As Media Lab interns we are asked to make innovating work that intersects the museum's 5000 years of art history with contemporary digital technologies.
On December 19, FEMET, went online at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Media Lab Expo.
FEMET is part meditation and part sonic and visual metaphor regarding the lives and work of a selection of great women artists on display, or in the permanent collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The women depicted in the discreet VHS video tapes are Georgia O'Keeffe, Shirin Neshat, Diane Arbus, Joyce Growing Thunder Fogarty, and Artemesia Gentileschi.
The lives of these ground breaking artists were fist sonified. I composed music that reflected their personal and professional plights. Using Max MSP, the compositions were then translated to programmed algorithms that signal-processed selected still images or biographical video compositions. Each video was recorded onto an individual VHS using archival video equipment from the museum.
The installation invited attendees to choose a VHS labeled with the respective artist's name and then play it via VCR to a network of archival pyramid of televisions.
For more FEMET videos, visit FEMET on Vimeo