Carrie Bodle: Wavelines :: May 18 - July 14, 2012 :: Artist Reception: May 18; 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm :: CoCA Georgetown Gallery, Seattle Design Center, 5701 6th Ave S., Seattle, WA (Facebook event page).
Bodle creates a new video and sound installation for CoCA based on two previous works, Sewing Sonification (2009) and Waveforms (2010). Both projects use data from ecosystem models along the Washington Coast to create a multimodal experience of art through scientific research. In CoCA’s 4,600 sq. ft. space, a six-channel video installation layers five dimensions of oceanographic data on large semi-transparent textile screens, while a five-channel sonification engages viewers/ listeners with references to underlying systems of data.
In the adjoining window gallery, Bodle displays her Sewing Sonifications work, where sound is translated from data, then visualized and made tactile by the artist stitching the sound waves by a computer-to-embroidery machine interface. Also, a video grid of the sewing process captures the rhythm between fabric and thread.
Bodle received her Master’s of Science in Visual Studies from the MIT Visual Arts Program in 2005. Artist residencies and fellowships include Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center, IBM Watson Collaborative User Experience Group in Cambridge, MA and 911 Media Arts Center/Henry Art Gallery in Seattle, where she is currently a lecturer at the University of Washington Bothell.