By Thomas Connelly
Last night I Went to the opening night of Sound to Light - Crossing Borders (STL). As well as the exhibition, which runs until June 23 at the Salamanca Arts Centre, I saw some audio/visual performances.
|Image courtesy of www.soundtolight.net|
STL is described as a dynamic, playful, chaotic, experimental project. A social art project that seeks to transcend boundaries between disciplines, but more importantly - and something that can only be done at this time in history - seeks to transcend physical location. This could not have been done before the invention of high-speed networking. Like the ancient shamans who could be in two places at once, nowadays artists are able to perform bi-location. Optical fibre being part of the infrastructure of modern shamanistic practice the name of the exhibit takes on a special meaning.