“Art” is a small word with broad implications, and while we often find ways to split it down into more distinct subsections like “visual art” and “audio art”, sometimes they belong together more than they do apart.
My guests today are Deanna Musgrave and Andrew Reed Miller, who worked together on a multi-modal art and science project called TROPOS. This project has always lived in the intersection of visual, perceptual, auditory and experiential art, with an added dimension of observation for scientific study. Originally conceived as a piece that the observer moves through and interacts with spatially — as well as being, themselves, observed — the piece has had many lives, now being installed (with musical accompaniment) as a painting on UNB campus. Deanna and Andrew describe how this piece came to be, and how the intersections produce rich art.
TROPOS will be installed in the Richard J Currie Building at UNB Fredericton on September 22 at 2pm. Andrew will be conducting his piece of music to accompany the installation and performing on contrabass. He will be joined by Nadia Francavilla on violin; Robin Streb on viola; and Joël Cormier playing percussion.