PechaKucha Presentation

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Alexandra P. Spaulding

Nosiefornothing, artist/musician, Litelab Corp, Project Manager in Buffalo

The Myth of Perfection: Tolerance is a Matter of Plus or Minus, Choose Your Degree

PRESENTED ON FEB 04, 2016
IN BUFFALO @ VOL 15

"You know there's no such thing as perfection, right?...If you can collectively make the imperfections work, you have perfection."

In The Myth of Perfection (Tolerance is a Matter of Plus or Minus, Choose Your Degree) from PechaKucha Night Buffalo Vol. 15, Buffalo-based artist and engineer Alexandra P. Spaulding reflects on her artistic practice, her love of minimalism, and her eventual acceptance of inevitable imperfections. Examining the notions of tolerance and how exacting to the millionth decimal point does not equal perfection, Spaulding focuses both on the visual arts (Minimalism), her own practice (aurally immersive installation art), engineering and manufacturing, and how the conflux of these three schools of thought have made her more accepting of 'the happy accident' and a better artist.  

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Engineering Belief

BY LAUREN WHITE
@ VOL 2 ON AUG 27, 2015

Lauren White is an Engineer and art enthusiast. 

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The Architecture of Sound

BY STEREOTANK !
@ VOL 6 ON OCT 19, 2015

Stereotank, founded by Venezuelan NY-based architects Marcelo Ertorteguy and Sara Valente, is dedicated to exploring the common territories between space and sound through the design and construction of sound instruments, urban artifacts, and public installations. At PK Night Brooklyn Volume 6, they share some of their sound recordings from installations around the world!

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Curating Immersive Experience

BY KYLE CHUNG
@ VOL 26 ON DEC 01, 2015

Kyle Chung is a media art curator who focuses on artwork in immersive visualisation installations and site-specific video-based artwork. His presentation will feature the work of Berlin-based artist Carla Chan's exhibition "To Outland: Black Moves."

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Way to perfection in František Vízner's work

BY IDA VÍZNEROVÁ
@ VOL 3 ON FEB 19, 2016

Ida Viznerova describes life and work of her father - czech glass artist František Vízner.

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Harp of Myth, History and Healing

BY DEBRA SAWYER
@ VOL 2 ON MAY 21, 2016

Debra Sawyer is a former Corporate Communications Designer who transformed into an evolving artiist/musician and educator. Her passion and intrigue unfolds in her PechaKucha " Harp of myth, history and healing".

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Site-Based Performance: Development of a Process

BY DAN SHANAHAN
@ VOL 17 ON SEP 15, 2016

“We devised a few rules: Start with the architecture. Consider its history. Draw from its mythology.”

In "Site-Based Performance: Development of a Process" from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 17, Artistic Director and Co-Founder of Torn Space Theatre in Buffalo, NY, Dan Shanahan, reveals Torn Space's process of developing site-based performance. Drawing from over 10 years of experience and eight original pieces for non-traditional performance venues, Shanahan addresses the influences, aesthetics, and rules for Torn Space's site-based performances.

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Size Doesn’t Matter When You Make Your Own Clothes

BY BURKE BREWER
@ VOL 20 ON AUG 18, 2016

In Size Doesn’t Matter When You Make Your Own Clothes at PechaKucha Night Knoxville Vol. 20, Owner Burke Brewer shares how sewing transformed her love of her body, forced her to consider the consequences of buying clothing, and finally why everyone should take up the art of garment sewing. 

Modern Seamstress was created to empower women - to teach them to love their bodies and delight in dressing their bodies. Women fight a war every day for healthy body image, and most of the stress comes from the fashion industry and mass produced clothing. 

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"Gape within" (an immersive interactive installation)

BY MEHWISH ABID
@ VOL 1 ON NOV 11, 2017

Mehwish Abid is an architect, academic and a published researcher. She runs her own practice [(Studio of architecture, research & design (S A R D)].Her research focusses on the relationship amid philosophical moorings of modernism, authenticity (being) and of urbanism/urban form. The project that will be presented envisioned to engage the viewer, ignite awareness and build a sense of consciousness towards experience, heritage and context. The immersive, interactive and inclusive character of the installation enabled the viewer to use various senses from sound, sight and cognition.

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Perfection is in the essence - the DNA of Chantal & Max Experience Agency

BY CHANTAL&MAX
@ VOL 15 ON NOV 30, 2017

Perfection is in the essence - the DNA of Chantal & Max Experience Agency

Avec l’arrivée massive des Millenials sur le marché, l’adage “Fill your life with experiences, not things” résume parfaitement les attentes actuelles dans le secteur du tourisme. En plus d’une forme de retour aux sources, des expériences atypiques et personnalisées autour du local et de l’interaction humaine permettent de présenter un visage peu connu mais moderne de notre belle région lémanique!