PRESALE THRU AUG 31, 2024: "A Guided Sublimation (Movements)" Vinyl Box Set

limited edition box set with double vinyl LP and chromogenic print portfolio
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PRESALE THRU AUG 31, 2024: "A Guided Sublimation (Movements)" Vinyl Box Set

ONLINE PRESALE: ENDS AUGUST 31, 2024

2024
box set with double vinyl LP and chromogenic print portfolio
2.125 × 12.625 × 12.625 inches (tray dimensions)
edition of 3+2 AP

Box (acrylic tray, two chromogenic prints face-mounted on acrylic with aluminum backing, hardware, felt spacers)
Vinyl LP’s (two vinyl discs, 9.875 inch diameter each, stereo, TRT: approx. 20min)
Print portfolio (five chromogenic prints on metallic paper, 12 × 12 inches each, signed and numbered on back)
Stand for lid (clear acrylic, 2.75 × 12 × .5 inches)

soundscapes created in collaboration with theoretical biophysicist Adam Lamson
guitar by Frank Masciocchi
vocals by Jared Warren
vinyl production by KamranV of CyKiK using Phonocut

“A Guided Sublimation (Movements)” is a limited-edition vinyl and print box set. The edition features music and imagery from “A Guided Sublimation”, Laura Splan’s multisensory planetarium experience that was commissioned by the Vanderbilt Museum in 2023. Splan’s practice is deeply collaborative, working with a diversity of musicians, scientists, and engineers to generate layered elements of sound. Splan’s composition of MIDI instruments, vocals, and guitar oscillates between goopy and glitchy, soothing and unsettling offering a sonic meditation situated in a liminal space that is at once biological and technological. “A Guided Sublimation (Movements)” will be released on the occasion of Laura Splan’s performance screening adaption of her planetarium show for the Biodesign Summit at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City on June 14, 2024 in MoMA’s Titus 1 Theater.

The double disk vinyl LP set features an ethereal soundscape created from sonifications generated by theoretical biophysicist Adam Lamson using data from his computational simulations of molecular processes. Splan composed the resulting sound files into MIDI instrument arrangements. Biotech lab instrumentation engineer and musician Frank Masciocchi created an electric guitar composition inspired by a symphonic structure with four movements. Heavy metal musician Jared Warren (Big Business, Melvins) contributed vocals that permeate select moments in the movements. This special vinyl version of the soundscape was produced in collaboration with arts technologist KamranV of CyKiK using Phonocut, a unique push button vinyl recording device he developed. The double disc LP has a running time of approximately twenty minutes.

The metallic chromogenic print portfolio, “Rose Portals”, features a series of five stills from the full dome planetarium animations. The kaleidoscopic images are reminiscent of the rose windows of gothic cathedrals with their radially symmetrical rearrangements of molecular imagery from the animations in “A Guided Sublimation”.

“A Guided Sublimation (Movements)” is a limited-edition vinyl and print box set. The edition features music and imagery from “A Guided Sublimation”, Laura Splan’s multisensory planetarium experience that was commissioned by the Vanderbilt Museum in 2023. Splan’s practice is deeply collaborative, working with a diversity of musicians, scientists, and engineers to generate layered elements of sound. Splan’s composition of MIDI instruments, vocals, and guitar oscillates between goopy and glitchy, soothing and unsettling offering a sonic meditation situated in a liminal space that is at once biological and technological. “A Guided Sublimation (Movements)” will be released on the occasion of Laura Splan’s performance screening adaption of her planetarium show for the Biodesign Summit at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City on June 14, 2024 in MoMA’s Titus 1 Theater.

The double disk vinyl LP set features an ethereal soundscape created from sonifications generated by theoretical biophysicist Adam Lamson using data from his computational simulations of molecular processes. Splan composed the resulting sound files into MIDI instrument arrangements. Biotech lab instrumentation engineer and musician Frank Masciocchi created an electric guitar composition inspired by a symphonic structure with four movements. Heavy metal musician Jared Warren (Big Business, Melvins) contributed vocals that permeate select moments in the movements. This special vinyl version of the soundscape was produced in collaboration with arts technologist KamranV of CyKiK using Phonocut, a unique push button vinyl recording device he developed. The double disc LP has a running time of approximately twenty minutes.

The metallic chromogenic print portfolio, “Rose Portals”, features a series of five stills from the full dome planetarium animations. The kaleidoscopic images are reminiscent of the rose windows of gothic cathedrals with their radially symmetrical rearrangements of molecular imagery from the animations in “A Guided Sublimation”.

Science Friday

...biophysicist Adam Lamson is collaborating with artist Laura Splan in a project the two of them call ‘Sticky Settings’...From giant tapestries that present maps of DNA in colorful, tactile formats, to otherworldly animations set to music, their art invites a non-scientific audience to literally walk into the processes our own cells are undergoing every day...

Wave Farm
NY State Council on the Arts
Simons Foundation
Cikik
Phonocut

This work was made possible by the Simons Foundation. Created in collaboration with Adam Lamson, Science Collaborator and theoretical biophysicist at Flatiron Institute, a division of the Simons Foundation.

A Guided Sublimation is made possible, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature through the Media Arts Assistance Fund a regrant partnership of NYSCA and Wave Farm.

Created while in residence as:
NEW INC Artist in Residence at EY at NEW INC, the New Museum's cultural incubator
Beall Center for Art +Technology at UC Irvine for the 2024 Getty’s PST: Art x Science series