[Dec 21] Alien Star Dust: Signal to Noise Virtual Event

JOIN US for a 24-hour virtual event on the Winter Solstice, December 21
 
[Alien] Star Dust – Signal to Noise is a multi-faceted and multi-disciplinary project that originally premiered in March 2020 at the meteorite gallery at the Natural History Museum in Vienna, Austria. However, due to times of crisis and quarantine it has since evolved into a global, collaborative guided meditation.

The concept and premise for the research-based project is looking into the complexities and importance of d u s t, considering how healing and connection are possible through visuals and vibrations.  
Dust is 1/10th of the width of a human hair and 70-100 tons of this extra-terrestrial falls on the Earth every single day and these invisible grains hold the mystery of our cosmic roots.

Harvestworks presented the initial online event this summer during the Beyond Festival: Artists For the Future. The artwork by Victoria Vesna has since evolved into a collective networked meditation due to times of crisis and quarantine.

The current iteration of ALIEN STAR DUST: Signal to Noise, is a global, collaborative and participatory artwork that brings us all into a space of healing and transcendence through visuals and vibrations.

Transmitting live from the Integratron on December 21, participants will be taken on this virtual event as a guided meditation to feel into the complexities of 2020 while remaining grounded in the present.

REGISTER HERE for the live performance at the Integratron: COST $21.00

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YOUTUBE 24 HOUR STREAM

In [Alien] Star Dust – Signal to Noise we will meditate together on the mix of space and human-made dust as meteorites fall on the seven continents. Through VISUALS and SOUND, you will be guided by the artist following the extra-terrestrial, terrestrials and human-made dusts traveling far and wide to create a complex and invisible reality.


VISUALS
Procedural animations of seven meteorites fall into our screens, one representing each continent, breaking open to reveal chaos and dust particles. Participants of the meditation are gently urged to mix in with the dust – to become complexity – while remaining centered during the process of falling apart.

SOUNDS
Sound samples from each continent are layered with the recordings of the crystal bowls from the Integratron, underlying drone, COVID 19 live data from the John Hopkins University sonified, archived recordings from NASA and ESA, binaural sounds, and flickers of radar from the rooftop of the Natural History Museum in Vienna. Victoria Vesna guides along with the ambient and layered composition. and is accompanied by the celestial voice of Rhiannon Catalyst and the polyphonic voice of Anna Nacher.

PANELS
UCLA Art Sci Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER) — sound artist Bill Fontana (San Francisco), George Quasha (New York), Anna Nacher (Slovakia) and molecular biologist Carlo Ventura. We will be addressing their research and work with sound, vibration, and frequencies in relation to healing and ecology.

Healing Possibilities of Space Art in a Time of Crisis –Rhiannon Catalyst (New York), Lindy Elkins-Tanton (Arizona), Lizbeth B. De La Torre (Boston), and Dan Wilner (Los Angeles)

What to expect:
Event starts at sundown, 4:40pmDecember 21 at the Integratron. A live camera stream on YouTube with composed sound of crystal bowls / NASA sounds will be going continuously for 24 hours. This is open to the public and it is recommended that you keep it running on your laptop.
On a separate stream on Vimeo, you will access the panels that will be re-streamed before the event and the meditations — at sundown, in seven time zones, corresponding to the meteorite falls on seven continents. You can pick the time that works best for you and join more than one if you feel like it.

Sequence of Events:
There are seven meditations beginning at sunset on each continent at a meteorite impact site. Within the 24-hour period, artists from around the world will be doing pop-up events based in sound and vibratory healing.

North America
Integratron at 4:40PM PST. 7:40 PM EST
Australia
Henbury at 1:50AM PST (7:20PM ACST)
Asia
Fukang at 2:35AM PST (6:35PM CST)
Europe
Chelyabinsk at 3:25AM PST (4:25PM YEKT)
Africa
Morocco at 9:42AM PST (6:42PM WEST)
South America
Campo del Cielo at 12:06PM PST (8:06PM ART)
Antarctica
Alan Hills at 2:00PM PST

Victoria discusses the ideas behind Alien Star Dust from Art|Sci Center on Vimeo.

The Team
Alien Star Dust Signal to Noise is a live distributed art + science collective meditation produced by an incredible group of sound / media artists from working live from 4 locations and two continents (California, New York, Europe) and in coordination with many more who are the participating audience! 

From the Mojave desert in California – at the Integratron, Victoria Vesna, Ivana Dama and Clinton Van Arman, John Brumley in San Francisco, Paul Geluso and Rhiannon Catalyst in New York and Anna Nacher in Slovakia.
Animations shared online and projected on the Integratron are created by the lead artist with Eli Joteva in Bulgaria and Debra Isaac in Los Angeles. Augmented Reality created by Zeynep Abes, is used to immerse remote participants around the globe. All is LIVE and participatory!!!

John talks about the event experience for Alien Star Dust from Art|Sci Center on Vimeo.

Clinton and Paul talk about sound for Alien Star Dust from Art|Sci Center on Vimeo.

Information for the event: There will be three, virtual events on December 21, streamed live from The Integratron.Your registration will provide access to each event – once you register you will receive a link. 
You will also be given a link to listen to listen to various tones and upon your selection, your chosen tone will represent your place in the world and dot on an interactive map. The map is updated in real time with a timer that counts down to 4:40 pm PDT, December 21, 2020!
About The Integratron

The Integratron, circa 1954, is located in Landers, California, 20 miles north of Joshua Tree National Park. Its creator, George Van Tassel (1910-1978), claimed that the structure is based on the design of Moses’ Tabernacle, the writings of Nikola Tesla and telepathic directions from extraterrestrials. This one-of-a-kind 38-foot high, 55-foot diameter, all wood dome was designed to be an electrostatic generator for the purpose of rejuvenation and time travel.The location of the Integratron is an essential part of its functioning. It was built on an intersection of powerful geomagnetic forces that, when focused by the unique geometry of the building, concentrate and amplify the earth’s magnetic field. Magnetometers read a significant spike in the earth’s magnetic field in the center of the Integratron.The Integratron is privately owned by three sisters who have been part of the restoration and maintenance of the structure and property for more than 30 years. Their focus is to restore and preserve the structure while sharing its amazing acoustical properties with the world via the Integratron Sound Bath.
The Integratron’s signature experience are healing Sound Baths for deep relaxation and healing. Sound Baths are meditative experiences that “bathe” participants in healing sound waves. Throughout time, scientists have argued for the healing qualities of vibration:
 “Since the human body is over seventy percent water and since sound travels five times more efficiently through water than through air, sound frequency stimulation directly into the body is a highly efficient means for total body stimulation, especially at the cellular level. Direct stimulation of living cellular tissue using sound frequency vibration has shown marked cellular metabolism and therefore a possible mobilization of a cellular healing response.”
– Dr. Jeffrey D. Thompson, Director for Neuroacoustic Research at the California Institute for Human Science 
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