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Saturday, May 13 • 12:00pm - 7:00pm
Katherine Bennett's piece - Transmissions From The System

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Transmissions from the System pulls my voicemail messages and their text transcription down from my server to the micro-controller. The LCD screen shows the voicemail transcript, while the voice envelope (aural element) is mapped to the light bulb’s light level. The light and the text are message artifacts. The light is a transcription of the voice created through electronics. Yet viewers are left with an absence of audio. The text transcription is an artifact of the message, created from complex software and analysis. Neither can fully recreate the original nor be fully accurate. Something is lost in the transmission. The viewer is left with these translation artifacts and the gapping absence of the real thing.

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Katherine Bennett

Media Artist + Assistant Professor
Katherine Bennett is media artist whose research explores how communication technologies are shaping our identity and pushing us along the continuum of being post human. Bennett utilizes sound and light to represent this shift across people, relationships and activities. She codes and incorporates sensors, electronics, fibers and computer vision to create interactive and responsive multichannel installations and narratives. Her specialty is in creating environments that make perceptible phenomena and processes that... Read More →



Saturday May 13, 2017 12:00pm - 7:00pm
CTW Arts Hub at the Knockdown Center 52-19 Flushing Avenue. Maspeth, NY 11378

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