Wrangling Chaos

UB Anderson Gallery, Wednesday, April 26 at 10:30 am

A residency of the international acclaimed artists Joyce Hinterding and David Haines at the University at Buffalo.

David Haines and Joyce Hinterding live and work in the Blue Mountains of Australia. Joyce Hinterding started out as a jeweler, working metals before becoming a sculptor and artist working with the electromagnetic landscape . She has spent more than 25 years working with conducive materials, building antenna, and creating graphite drawings designed for listening to electromagnetic fields. After an early practice in Color Field Painting, David Haines turned to video, photography and sound, and more recently, fragrances composition. They maintain independent practices and also collaborate on large-scale art works often focused on revealing the unseen and the unheard. These works frequently combine Joyce’s investigation into energetic forces and David’s concern with the intersection of hallucination and the environment.
Their art stands out for its openness to unseen forces and energies that permeates human experience. They explored natural radio, TV signals, satellite transmission, and psychic energies. Their work is engaged with the ideas of synthesis and frequency, sympathetic resonances and energies, simulation of 3D environments, properties of materials, and many other complex and evolving concepts.
Their work has been displayed in two major Survey Exhibitions: Energies in the Museum of Contemporary Art of Sydney, curated by Anna Davis, in 2015 and Resonances Magnetiques in the Center for Contemporary Art of Montpellier, curated by Franck Bauchard, in 2016.

“ Haines and Hinterding’s collaborative practice is perhaps best described as a kind of multi sensory science fiction in which actual phenomena and imaginary realms intersects, stimulating experiences that are unfamiliar both to science and the visual arts” ~ Anna Davis

“In their work, rocks, plants or artificial electromagnetic field are part of chain of perception and intelligibility producing a contemporary imaginary of the blurring lines between nature, technologies and society” ~Franck Bauchard

During the residency, the artists will produce a Scavenging antenna in UB’s Capen Library and a new piece based on the context of Buffalo.  A talk will take place at UB’s Anderson Gallery on Wednesday, April 26, at 10:30 am.