Remote Materialization

September 2018 ~ Curator Laura U. Marks

Works by Ziggy Lever

Ziggy Lever’s (New Zealand) elegant sound installation title (to be specified) (2017) creates a sonic field that intertwines unimaginably distant events with live human actions. Lever collected three years of data from the LIGO and VIRGO observatories, which document the gravitational wave activity of black holes and neutron stars. Lever sonifies this data and modulates the sound with analog synthesizers, filling the gallery a velvety soundscape of peals, bloops, and clicks. Visitors’ movements trigger additional sounds, which may take effect immediately or much later. The effect is of playing sonic dice with the universe.

Title (to be specified) (2017)

Ziggy Lever

About the Artist

Ziggy Lever

Dr Ziggy Lever is an artist based in Aotearoa (New Zealand). He was educated at Auckland University of Technology AUT, and was awarded a PhD for his thesis “title (to be specified)” in 2018. Lever’s practice develops alongside an interest in the subjective nature of memory and perception at the intersection of scientific paradigms of observation. Through a playful mining of science and the poetic, Lever’s practice explores archival and improvisational modes of research. Collaborative, lens-based…

About the Exhibition

Remote Materialization

September 2018 ~ Curator Laura U. Marks