Hui-Ying Tsai & Jonathan Grover
Circuladium believes space is defined by exercising our presence. Its focus is on experimenting with technology and materials to create interactive sculptures and installations that reinforce the connection between material and spirit through the human body.
This exhibition shows several interactive sound pieces in the form of shells that symbolize pure and poetic wonder in the universe. Shells are widely used in ancient rituals and ceremonies to communicate with the unknown across cultures. History and mythology underlie the foundation of spirituality. It is a continuously evolving relationship that reflects on both a physical and spiritual level in everyday life.
The artworks embody the metaphysical concepts via sensory interpretation that can transcend language, culture, and locality.
An interview by Editorial Magazine about all of the pieces exhibited in this show can be found here.
About the Artist
Circuladium is a new media art collective based in Brooklyn, formed by Hui-Ying Tsai and Jonathan Grover in 2018. Both artists gained their MFA in Design and Technology and New Genres from San Francisco Art Institute in 2009. They received the Excellent Award of 2018 Austronesian International Arts Award by Taitung Museum of Art in Taiwan, which acquired their first piece as a team. Their piece Turquoise Wind is on long-term display in Taitung County Cultural Affairs Bureau Library in Taiwan. Circuladium will participate in Pier-2 Art Center Residency in Kaohsiung City, Taiwan in the fall of 2020.
Jonathan Grover has worked internationally as a digital artist, sound production artist, and instructor. He has been noted by The San Francisco Chronicle, and received media attention from NBC. He is the founder of an online coding school, Code Pajamas, and had extensive experience in interactive software and hardware.
Hui-Ying Tsai established Project Habitation in 2016 to focus on community projects that highlight sustainability and environmental issues. She was a fellow of the MacDowell Colony, Joan Mitchell Foundation, MASS MoCA, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, The Vermont Studio Center, The Millay Colony for the Arts, Cheng Long Wetlands International Art Project, Red Bull Arts Detroit, and the Antenna: Spillways Residency. She was featured in the books of An Illustrated History of Taiwan Art, and History of Fine Art in Postwar Taiwan authored by Dr. Qiong-Rui Xiao, and has a series of work collected by National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts.