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Forum Lounge: Barney Haynes and Jennifer Parker, sonicSENSE
Thursday, October  7,  7 pm  Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum FREE
Explore your senses with sonicSENSE’s multimedia performance and Mylar Corridor.

Barney Haynes and Jennifer Parker’s sonicSENSE fuses the creative possibilities of computers with traditional visual art processes to generate a unique space for sharing, questioning, and experiencing avante-garde art.  Haynes and Parker  will use live internet data to track light, sound, and air pollution and combine it with video projection, sub-sonic transducers,  speaker film, web cams, biometric readers, and performance to create a full-sensory sound art installation.  Where a typical viewer might have an emotional or visual reaction to a work of art, sonicSENSE endeavors to capture this chemistry on a more literal level  with voluntary interactive biometrics. In addition, the audience may walk through sonicSENSE’s vibrating and mirror-like Mylar Corridor to experience visual and sound bending distortions. 
 
This performance also takes place at the same time as a sonicSENSE installation at UCSB’s College of Creative Studies and represents Forum Lounge’s collaborative possibilities, with the community.  
Barney Haynes is an Artist and Professor in the M.F.A. Program at California College of the Arts in San Francisco/ Oakland,CA. Jennifer Parker is a Sculptor and Professor at the University of  California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA.
 
About the Forum Lounge Series:  Forum Lounge is a series of free, unique, performance-based events, ranging from the theatrical to the avant-garde that are normally found only in large metropolitan venues, and that reflect CAF’s mission to sustain and encourage the artistic process by presenting art in the form of exceptional music, dance, video, and other multi-media to our community.  

Support for Forum Lounge is generously provided by: Endevermusic Productions, the Franciscan Inn, KCSB, Santa Barbara Winery, and the Santa Barbara Independent. Forum Lounge is presented in association with the Santa Barbara Downtown Organization’s 1st Thursday.

About the Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum (CAF) :  CAF is a non-profit, non-collecting alternative art space dedicated to the exhibition, education, and cultivation of the arts of our time.  Celebrating its 34th anniversary in 2010, CAF is the premier venue for contemporary art between Los Angeles and San Francisco.  CAF is located at the Paseo Nuevo Mall Upper Arts Terrace in downtown Santa Barbara, CA.

Images available: Barney Haynes and Jennifer Parker, sonicSENSE pulseSense, 2009, (Detail), Heart monitor sensor and ferrofluid ; Barney Haynes and Jennifer Parker, sonicSENSE touchSense, 2009-2010, (Detail), Cast bronze  bone switch 

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND VISUAL IMAGERY CONTACT:  Kimberly Hahn  805.403.8108
Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum,  653 Paseo Nuevo, Santa Barbara, CA 93101   
T 805.966.5373      F 805.962.1421      press@sbcaf.org     sbcaf.org
 
 

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