Ben Warfield at Vox Populi’s AUX Space
Ben Warfield presented by NAPOLEON
NAPOLEON presents: Ben Warfield
AUX at Vox Populi
September 22, 2013, doors at 7pm, performance at 7:30
$5 suggested donation
By day, Ben Warfield contributes to scientific research studying the biological effects of light on humans and in his spare time he pursues the larger questions raised by those scientific journeys in the form of music, video and photography. His lab aids in the development of novel lighting environments for astronauts during spaceflight. Meanwhile, his songs and projections explore the themes of space travel, cosmic timescales and our complex biological need for both light and darkness.
Science and art are interrelated explorations into the fringes of what is known. Science works to hypothesize and test beyond our known boundaries, while experimental arts have always attempted to draw attention to the edge where the known and unknown collide. The evening will be a synaesthetic journey exploring this rift, with a rich tapestry of sounds and imagery acting as the vessel.
Join AUX and NAPOLEON for an evening of projections, softsynths, and ambient grooves that will take us back and forth between imagined outer spaces and perceived inner spaces. The evening is presented in conjunction with NAPOLEON’s September exhibition James Weingrod: SPACE /SPĀS/ (NOUN). Warfield’s sonic and visual explorations echo the spirit of Weingrod’s visual and sculptural examinations of astrophysics, wonder, and the (un)known universe.
Warfield’s first solo album will be released on the Data Garden label this winter and Weingrod’s exhibit at NAPOLEON will be on view through the 27th of September.
“Beyond the edge of the world there’s a space where emptiness and substance neatly overlap, where past and future form a continuous, endless loop. And, hovering about, there are signs no one has ever read, chords no one has ever heard.” – Haruki Murakami