Artist Talk: Derek Hoffend | October 14

Derek Hoffend, Sonotron, April 2012 – April 2013.
ACT at MIT

Date: October 14, 2020
Time: 2:00PM EST
Zoom Link: https://mit.zoom.us/j/91769853830
Sponsored by a CAST grant.

This talk is part of the course 4.s31: Video Installation, taught by Georgie Friedman and TA: Jola Idowu.

Derek Hoffend is a visual and audio artist who creates interactive sound-sculpture installations and electronic music, exploring sound as a medium intersecting with physical forms, structures, bodies, and spaces to create immersive and participatory experiences for viewers. Fusing elements of sonic, electronic, digital and physical media, his work combines acoustic, recorded, and generative audio processes with objects and environments, and emphasizes relationships between sensory phenomena and perception.

Ongoing themes of interest include explorations in immersive audio, multi-channel arrangements, geometric architectural forms, tactile interfaces, vibro-acoustics, viewer participation, resonant objects and amplified spaces. Recent work additionally explores an interest in biometric sensing, and therapeutic potentials of audio frequencies, rhythmic entrainment, and colored light. 

Please feel free to watch Hoffend’s videos before the lecture, listed on this Google Doc.