The Music of Woven Weather Data – Nathalie Miebach
Wednesday, 8 September 2010
Twilight, Tides and Whales – Cape Cod ( February/ March 2006) – Nathalie Miebach
Nathalie Miebach translates astronomical, ecological and meteorological data into sculptural structures using the technique of basketry. The regular intersecting format of weaving acts a base grid on which to plot complex parametric interrelations of natural time-based interactions. The final sculptures are playful three dimensional datasets that resemble complex childrens toys as well classic models of exotic maths surfaces.
Musical Buoy in Search Towards a New Shore – Nathalie Miebach
A Duet of Blizzards – Nathalie Miebach
One group of works transform weather data into musical scores which are then further abstracted into her trademark sculptures. Their drum-like shapes and convoluted cylinder forms are populated with little spheres (notes) which as a whole evoke some kind of music-box device. We are, perhaps, enticed into imaging these objects as media which can be inserted into into a larger reader mechanism for the generation of audio. Taking the pieces to their natural conclusion she has invited chosen musicians to interpret the sculptural notation.
Via Nathan Selikoff