Adam Basanta: Thesis Presentation

  • Thesis presentation: 6 - 8 June 2012
  • Vernissage: 6 June 2012, 18:00
  • ADAM BASANTA

"Room Dynamics," Basanta's Master's thesis project, is a multi-modal, modular composition exploring perceptual and affective states arising from the interactions of dynamic media architectures and the material architectures within which they are embedded. A site-responsive audiovisual architecture marked by 12 points of light and sound - each consisting of an incandescent light bulb and corresponding speaker - bisects the space vertically and horizontally, immersing spectators while remaining permeable.

The resulting architectural contour manifests dynamic behavioural states ranging between individual activities and collective operation, leaving a trace on its surroundings: reshaping its appearance and volume, creating movement and perspectival changes. Through the temporal development of this audiovisual architecture, supplemented by dynamic ambient lighting and tactile vibration, the gallery space is activated: making available architectural features, articulating navigable pathways, colouring and shading the experiential space through which the spectator navigates.


Adam Basanta (b. 1985) is a multiple award-winning composer and media artist, whose work traverses electroacoustic, acoustic and mixed composition, audiovisual installations, interactive laptop performance, and innovative light design. His work often explores notions of listening, cross-modal perception, unorthodox performance practices, and the articulation of site and space. He holds a BFA from Simon Fraser University, where he studied extensively with Barry Truax, and holds an MA from Concordia University, supervised by Sandeep Bhagwati (Montreal/Berlin) and Chris Salter (Montreal/Berlin).

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  • Thesis presentation: 6 - 8 June 2012
  • Vernissage: 6 June 2012, 18:00