Unified Fields is an interactive multimedia installation. The work’s premiere exhibition involved students and faculty from the Department of Music and Arts Technology at IUPUI in Indianapolis, IN. The installation took place over one evening and was hosted by the Indianapolis-based art collective, Big Car. Unified Fields was a highlighted exhibit during an Indianapolis First Friday gallery opening.
Unified Fields Theory, or The Theory of Everything, was first proposed as an elemental field of existence. At this base level, all things become equal. The work displayed was a collaborative project combining the music and art of Michael Drews and Jordan Munson. Themes and gestures from both artists’ works interact with sonic and video material emanating from several interactive stations positioned in the room. The idea is to illustrate this common thread through the cohesion of aural and visual stimulus.
Included in the premiere event was a series of live performance by Mana2, a computer duo comprised of Munson and Drews. Students from the IUPUI laptop ensemble CEnsR (Computer Ensemble for Research) assisted in the installation. Student assistance included Nick Hartgrove, Robert Lyon, and Tyler Jackson.
Photos by Robert Lyon