Concert Earth | an interactive performance work

About The Project

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How often are we given the chance to hold the fate of earth's environmental condition in our hands, and be able to change it right then and there? Our project, Concert Earth, is an interactive multimedia performance, with the focus being a large fabric controller manipulated by the audience. Environmental images are projected onto a circular fabric from directly above, while the audience’s movements trigger changes in the sonic and visual landscape, generating and advancing the piece. Concert Earth explores the individual's role and affect within an ecosystem, and engages audience members to cooperate and to further gain awareness of human impact on the environment. Our idea gives others the opportunity of self-discovery through a global perspective, encapsulated in a fun, portable, audio-visual and interactive environment.

The creators, Stephanie Smith and Naomi Lucille Kagaya, are emerging women artists in the sonic and digital arts who want to make a difference. Our mission is to renew awareness and to re-focus attention, via audience interaction, of the impact humans have on the environment. Everyday individual decisions may not seem to make a difference either way, but when the actions of many are combined, they have a tremendous influence on our earth.

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The Artists

Naomi Lucille Kagaya

Naomi Lucille Kagaya

Naomi Lucille Kagaya, a native of Northern Japan, is an intermedia artist and composer. She creates installation and performance art integrating sonic and visual elements, digital and organic textures, and audience interactivity. She earned her BFA in Performing Arts Technology from the University of Michigan and holds an MFA in Digital Arts from the University of California at Santa Cruz. She is currently studying Experimental Sound Practices at California Institute of the Arts.

More information can be found on her website: NaomiLucilleKagaya.com

Stephanie Cheng Smith

Stephanie Cheng Smith

Stephanie Smith, originally from Texas, is a multiple-media sound artist that enjoys creating environments that move and influence the body. She often works with massive sounds and textures, tactile objects, and choreography. She is a graduate of the University of Chicago and is working toward an MFA in Experimental Sound Practices at the California Institute of the Arts.

More information can be found on her website: Stephie's Castle

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Contact Information

Naomi Lucille Kagaya
NLKagaya@gmail.com

Stephanie Cheng Smith
stephiesmith@gmail.com

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