[May 28 – Aug 7] Command and Control by Ivana Dama

Command and Control is a project that explores the idea of playing a musical instrument with your eyes— using custom pupil-tracking software to move motors that would make an acoustic sound. 

Location: The Art and Technology Program exhibition in Building 10a, Nolan Park, Governors Island

Open to the public from 11 am to 5 pm Weekends

Meet the Artists Day: Saturday June 11, 2022

The project reflects on the power of eye movement that we often take for granted. It focuses on involuntary blinking and demonstrates the limits of our control- there is only so long that we can go without blinking. By establishing a set of rules, the audience would be able to make precise decisions, such as trigger multiple motors simultaneously or trigger a combination of movements. Sensory understanding of the world has grown in an increasingly digital age, and many of the current technologies are focused on bringing sensory experiences into the digital world. This project explores the potential of using digital data to effect change in the physical world, challenging the traditional idea of the performers as masters of the instrument. 


Ivana is a sound artist and researcher currently working and living in Los Angeles. She graduated from UCLA’s School of Arts and Architecture in the Design Media Arts and Digital Humanities department. Her art practice includes audio-video installations, robotics, web projects, as well as music performances. Her work explores the themes of sound and space ranging from microscopic, architectural, and satellite scale. Ivana participated in more than 30 group shows and two solo exhibitions in Portland and Los Angeles. 

LINKS: website, Facebook, Twitter.





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John Brumley- Technical contribution and mentorship, Photography Documentation: Jelena Jankovic, Video Documentation: Ivan Meneses. Produced in part through the Artist in Residence Program at Harvestworks.




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