WHITE EMPATHY BOX
Sonia Laura Armaniaco or §vonica
is an audiovisual artist who sometime lives and work in Italy,
otherwise where her laptop brings her. She has shown her works worldwide since 1988, since then her art research is on visual and sound, with audiovisual installation, multidisciplinary live performance,
video art and discreet vj performances in Europe and in the United States. Music was her first passion, because of this she has sympathy for her right side of the brain, and because it works non linearly she loves the kind of “editing” that happens in dreams.
She considers dreams as investigation territories and cut\ups working, always looking for accidental beauty.
What is an Aura?
The Aura is a conscious, living, garlanding, vortex of energy with colour which is involved in and around your body, the landscape, and our material world.
We sense Aura as a presence, an instinct.
Some people can see auras, all people feel them. Degard often sees touches of Aura, an Aura which is Conscious.
Degard’s practice interweaves between emergent scientific notions of consciousness, colour theories, visionary art, portraiture and still lives. Her work is deeply political with the intention of bringing an essence of hope to humanity in these pioneering and deeply worrying times.
The Aura which Degard paints is powerfully complex. In her work the portrait and the still life become a trace whilst the Aura Conscious reveals the intense patterning involving, interweaving in and in-between our lives.
Degard has exhibited extensively in London, UK, New York, and most recently Oman. She hosts talks on Art, at the Royal Society of Arts where she is a Fellow. She is a committee member of The Colour Group, and a member of The Gallileo Commission for the Scientific and Medical Network. She has curated Contemporary Visionary, Quintessence of Consciousness at The Royal College of Art which is now available digitally.
Terry Trickett is a digital artist. He performs Visual Music worldwide at new media festivals and conferences. Sometimes the inspiration for his pieces is primarily musical; at other times, he uses Visual Music as a means of tackling a difficult subject or putting forward a controversial point of view. The subjects he chooses range far and wide, often taking him into unchartered territory – places where, sometimes, he invades the realm of science and, with the aid of music, bring the worlds of science and art closer together. In creating a piece of Visual Music, his aim is to share and communicate an idea through a process that combines animated visual imagery with musical performance, usually on solo clarinet. As a participatory form of communication, he finds that Visual Music is effective because it succeeds in engaging with audiences at both an intellectual and emotional level.
Seeker_of_True-files is a wanderer of the mind fields, a thought form, a tech-enveloped nous and a dedicated scribe of manifestos.
Seeker_of_True-files utilises the aesthetics and poetics of manifesto-making to tackle the confines of the regulated Internet and the policed Mind, and venture to reflect and speculate on the origins of novelty and the Telemadic, even utopictelematic-nomadic nature of cyberspace and cyborg consciousness.
The manifestos proclaim a philosophical quest for truth in the contemporary cultural reality of post-truth as they blur the line between the real and the imagined, the scientific and the speculative. As such, Seeker_of_True-files emerges as a liminal identity reflecting the complexities of the ages of history through fragmented memories merging the very ancient and the very new, the profoundly naïve and the furiously radical, the ordered systems and the anarchic nodes, the complex and unstable perpetually evolving reality of hyper-connected life.
Lila Moore, PhD is the curator of White Empathy Box online gallery. She is a lecturer, theorist, film-maker and mixed reality artist. She holds a practice-based PhD in Dance on Screen from Middlesex University (2001, UK) in the context of modern and contemporary art, experimental film, screen-dance and performance with special reference to ritual and myth. In addition, she specialises in Technoetic Arts, and the Cybernetic Futures Institute is based on her postdoc at the Planetary Collegium of Plymouth University, 2015.
Lila lectures and writes on film, art, digital culture and new technologies in the context of modern and contemporary spiritualities, technoetic arts, consciousness studies and mysticism. She is a lecturer and academic thesis supervisor on the MSc programmes of the Alef Trust/ Liverpool John Moores University, and at the Department for the Study of Mysticism and Spirituality at Zefat Academic College (BA). In 2020 she was invited by Roy Ascott to lecture on technoetic arts at DeTao Masters Academy in Shanghai. She regularly participates in juried exhibitions, academic conferences, and her articles have been published in academic journals.
Lila Moore’s digital artworks and theoretical writings are archived by ACM SIGGRAPH and ADA- Archive of Digital Art.
See: List of peer-reviewed articles, conference presentations, exhibitions and screenings, here