Alexandra P. Spaulding
Nosiefornothing, artist/musician, Litelab Corp, Project Manager
Born in Buffalo in 1979, Spaulding received her BFA in Photography from the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU in New York City, and her MFA and PhD in ‘Aurally Immersive Installation Art’ in which the generation of the ineffable was the primary focus, from The Glasgow School of Art in Glasgow Scotland. Her primary interests focus on the Ineffable, Phenomenology, Minimalism, light, and ambient/drone electronic music/sounds.
Since Spaulding has started full time at Litelab Corp, she has found an expansion of thought through engineering. She is currently focused on the myth of perfection and how tolerances in engineering, fabrication and manufacturing shape our aesthetic experiences both in an artistic context and a light manufacturing. It’s been said that she has an unhealthy appreciation for Chelsea Football Club and being a hermit.
ALEXANDRA P.'S PRESENTATIONS
The Myth of Perfection: Tolerance is a Matter of Plus or Minus, Choose Your Degree
BY ALEXANDRA P. SPAULDING
@ VOL 15
ON FEB 04, 2016
"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.