4S Ranch Allied Gardens Alpine Baja Balboa Park Bankers Hill Barrio Logan Bay Ho Bay Park Black Mountain Ranch Blossom Valley Bonita Bonsall Borrego Springs Boulevard Campo Cardiff-by-the-Sea Carlsbad Carmel Mountain Carmel Valley Chollas View Chula Vista City College City Heights Clairemont College Area Coronado CSU San Marcos Cuyamaca College Del Cerro Del Mar Descanso Downtown San Diego Eastlake East Village El Cajon Emerald Hills Encanto Encinitas Escondido Fallbrook Fletcher Hills Golden Hill Grant Hill Grantville Grossmont College Guatay Harbor Island Hillcrest Imperial Beach Imperial Valley Jacumba Jamacha-Lomita Jamul Julian Kearny Mesa Kensington La Jolla Lakeside La Mesa Lemon Grove Leucadia Liberty Station Lincoln Acres Lincoln Park Linda Vista Little Italy Logan Heights Mesa College Midway District MiraCosta College Miramar Miramar College Mira Mesa Mission Beach Mission Hills Mission Valley Mountain View Mount Hope Mount Laguna National City Nestor Normal Heights North Park Oak Park Ocean Beach Oceanside Old Town Otay Mesa Pacific Beach Pala Palomar College Palomar Mountain Paradise Hills Pauma Valley Pine Valley Point Loma Point Loma Nazarene Potrero Poway Rainbow Ramona Rancho Bernardo Rancho Penasquitos Rancho San Diego Rancho Santa Fe Rolando San Carlos San Marcos San Onofre Santa Ysabel Santee San Ysidro Scripps Ranch SDSU Serra Mesa Shelltown Shelter Island Sherman Heights Skyline Solana Beach Sorrento Valley Southcrest South Park Southwestern College Spring Valley Stockton Talmadge Temecula Tierrasanta Tijuana UCSD University City University Heights USD Valencia Park Valley Center Vista Warner Springs

Disclosed unLocation - Interactive Audio in South Park

"What kind of fuzz-pedal would the Pope use to explain Medieval apologia? What synthesizer will bring Satori during Zazen? How can we understand desire and sin with nothing but a square-wave and a frequency modulation?" These are some of the questions raised in the interactive sound/art installation entitled, Speculative Religious Electronics (SRE), as the official description reads.

Image

Up since December 3rd at the South Park art gallery Disclosed unLocation, SRE's closing reception takes place tonight 6PM-9PM.

Image

Image

The intimate gallery contains 5 sound-eliciting contraptions, which attendees are invited to play with. You can experiment with the "faith gain" and "reason gain" knobs of the St. Thomas Dual Fuzz Pedal. Or use the Congretation Synth, by forming a human-to-human circuit, via contact panels. There are even three light sensors on the window of the gallery which can by played from outside with cell phones or lighters - anything that emanates light basically.

Image

UCSD Media Arts professor / artist, Michael Trigilio, is the guru behind these installations. A former ordained priest in the Zen Buddhist Tiep Hien Order before resigning, Trigilio uses SRE to explore alternate realities, in which the religions of the world are essentially replaced with audio effects. This concept is based on ideas emanating from his film, Bodhisattva, Superstar.

I visited Trigilio in the gallery as he prepped for the closing. While replacing batteries and enlisting me to help him tape wires down, he talks about the tone republican primaries have set, regarding religion. The national conversation has reverted back to 18th century religious ideas like, "whether or not its ok to put a shim-sham over your dingle-dangle," says the UCSD professor.

Not singling out any one religion, Trigilio then talks about art and religion, saying artists are afforded the luxury of being able to think more broadly about transcendence than a "Pastor, Priest, Rabbi, Imam, Zen Monk, etc."

Adding that artists "thrive on the challenge of thinking - how can I talk about transcendence in a way beyond the pulpit?"

Trigilio says the pulpit only allows one to talk about transcendence in a narrow way, "do these things, you'll be good - except this faith-based position, you'll achieve transcendence."

Whereas "an artist might say, 'well here's what transcendence looks like, here's what transcendence sounds like, here's what it would feel like if you had it and it was taken away, and you had it again.' And the pulpit isn't really interested in doing that. The Zen temple and the mosque and the church aren't interested in creating for you the experience, even momentarily, of some sort of transcendent experience. That's what drug dealers and artist do. I didn't set up shop as a drug dealer, but I did set up shop as an artist."

When asked about reactions, Trigilio tells me that people mostly enjoy the interactive nature of the devices, and specifically mentioned the Congregatation Synth, saying, "people enjoy the fact that they discover new ways of touching each other, I mean it's very kind of creepy and intimate, but I also think there's something kind of sweet about it."

Disclosed unLocation

1925 30th St.

Tonight 6PM-9PM

Facebook Event Page

Here's something you might be interested in.
Submit a free classified
or view all

Previous article

RV fires in Mission Bay, Rancho San Diego, Chula Vista

Older refrigerators rank high as culprits
Next Article

Jimmy’s Santee Stroganoff

“People have been coming in for years. They know what they like.”

"What kind of fuzz-pedal would the Pope use to explain Medieval apologia? What synthesizer will bring Satori during Zazen? How can we understand desire and sin with nothing but a square-wave and a frequency modulation?" These are some of the questions raised in the interactive sound/art installation entitled, Speculative Religious Electronics (SRE), as the official description reads.

Image

Up since December 3rd at the South Park art gallery Disclosed unLocation, SRE's closing reception takes place tonight 6PM-9PM.

Image

Image

The intimate gallery contains 5 sound-eliciting contraptions, which attendees are invited to play with. You can experiment with the "faith gain" and "reason gain" knobs of the St. Thomas Dual Fuzz Pedal. Or use the Congretation Synth, by forming a human-to-human circuit, via contact panels. There are even three light sensors on the window of the gallery which can by played from outside with cell phones or lighters - anything that emanates light basically.

Image

UCSD Media Arts professor / artist, Michael Trigilio, is the guru behind these installations. A former ordained priest in the Zen Buddhist Tiep Hien Order before resigning, Trigilio uses SRE to explore alternate realities, in which the religions of the world are essentially replaced with audio effects. This concept is based on ideas emanating from his film, Bodhisattva, Superstar.

I visited Trigilio in the gallery as he prepped for the closing. While replacing batteries and enlisting me to help him tape wires down, he talks about the tone republican primaries have set, regarding religion. The national conversation has reverted back to 18th century religious ideas like, "whether or not its ok to put a shim-sham over your dingle-dangle," says the UCSD professor.

Not singling out any one religion, Trigilio then talks about art and religion, saying artists are afforded the luxury of being able to think more broadly about transcendence than a "Pastor, Priest, Rabbi, Imam, Zen Monk, etc."

Adding that artists "thrive on the challenge of thinking - how can I talk about transcendence in a way beyond the pulpit?"

Trigilio says the pulpit only allows one to talk about transcendence in a narrow way, "do these things, you'll be good - except this faith-based position, you'll achieve transcendence."

Whereas "an artist might say, 'well here's what transcendence looks like, here's what transcendence sounds like, here's what it would feel like if you had it and it was taken away, and you had it again.' And the pulpit isn't really interested in doing that. The Zen temple and the mosque and the church aren't interested in creating for you the experience, even momentarily, of some sort of transcendent experience. That's what drug dealers and artist do. I didn't set up shop as a drug dealer, but I did set up shop as an artist."

When asked about reactions, Trigilio tells me that people mostly enjoy the interactive nature of the devices, and specifically mentioned the Congregatation Synth, saying, "people enjoy the fact that they discover new ways of touching each other, I mean it's very kind of creepy and intimate, but I also think there's something kind of sweet about it."

Disclosed unLocation

1925 30th St.

Tonight 6PM-9PM

Facebook Event Page

Sponsored
Here's something you might be interested in.
Submit a free classified
or view all
Comments
0

Be the first to leave a comment.

Sign in to comment

Sign in

Ask a Hipster — Advice you didn't know you needed Big Screen — Movie commentary Blurt — Music's inside track Booze News — San Diego spirits Classical Music — Immortal beauty Classifieds — Free and easy Cover Stories — Front-page features Drinks All Around — Bartenders' drink recipes Excerpts — Literary and spiritual excerpts Feast! — Food & drink reviews Feature Stories — Local news & stories From the Archives — Spotlight on the past Golden Dreams — Talk of the town Letters — Our inbox [email protected] — Local movie buffs share favorites Movie Reviews — Our critics' picks and pans Musician Interviews — Up close with local artists Neighborhood News from Stringers — Hyperlocal news News Ticker — News & politics Obermeyer — San Diego politics illustrated Outdoors — Weekly changes in flora and fauna Overheard in San Diego — Eavesdropping illustrated Poetry — The old and the new Reader Travel — Travel section built by travelers Reading — The hunt for intellectuals Roam-O-Rama — SoCal's best hiking/biking trails San Diego Beer — Inside San Diego suds SD on the QT — Almost factual news Sheep and Goats — Places of worship Special Issues — The best of Street Style — San Diego streets have style Surf Diego — Real stories from those braving the waves Tin Fork — Silver spoon alternative Under the Radar — Matt Potter's undercover work Unforgettable — Long-ago San Diego Unreal Estate — San Diego's priciest pads Your Week — Daily event picks
4S Ranch Allied Gardens Alpine Baja Balboa Park Bankers Hill Barrio Logan Bay Ho Bay Park Black Mountain Ranch Blossom Valley Bonita Bonsall Borrego Springs Boulevard Campo Cardiff-by-the-Sea Carlsbad Carmel Mountain Carmel Valley Chollas View Chula Vista City College City Heights Clairemont College Area Coronado CSU San Marcos Cuyamaca College Del Cerro Del Mar Descanso Downtown San Diego Eastlake East Village El Cajon Emerald Hills Encanto Encinitas Escondido Fallbrook Fletcher Hills Golden Hill Grant Hill Grantville Grossmont College Guatay Harbor Island Hillcrest Imperial Beach Imperial Valley Jacumba Jamacha-Lomita Jamul Julian Kearny Mesa Kensington La Jolla Lakeside La Mesa Lemon Grove Leucadia Liberty Station Lincoln Acres Lincoln Park Linda Vista Little Italy Logan Heights Mesa College Midway District MiraCosta College Miramar Miramar College Mira Mesa Mission Beach Mission Hills Mission Valley Mountain View Mount Hope Mount Laguna National City Nestor Normal Heights North Park Oak Park Ocean Beach Oceanside Old Town Otay Mesa Pacific Beach Pala Palomar College Palomar Mountain Paradise Hills Pauma Valley Pine Valley Point Loma Point Loma Nazarene Potrero Poway Rainbow Ramona Rancho Bernardo Rancho Penasquitos Rancho San Diego Rancho Santa Fe Rolando San Carlos San Marcos San Onofre Santa Ysabel Santee San Ysidro Scripps Ranch SDSU Serra Mesa Shelltown Shelter Island Sherman Heights Skyline Solana Beach Sorrento Valley Southcrest South Park Southwestern College Spring Valley Stockton Talmadge Temecula Tierrasanta Tijuana UCSD University City University Heights USD Valencia Park Valley Center Vista Warner Springs
Close