Julianne Swartz at SMOCA, AZ

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Emotional, intimate, sensitive and some times funny… Works of Julianne Swartz are something that is best to experience in person, using all your senses, hearing, looking and feeling.

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I was very impressed to see the show How Deep is Yours at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, AZ (It is running from Oct 2013 till Jan 26, 2014).  Very simple designs, combined with complex idea needs to have it’s space to move and be free. Pipes going through the museum, collecting sounds, transforming them on their was and releasing them to your ear, or mobiles at the top of the room reflecting deem light, all so odd and intricate.

At the lecture that was held today Julianne was sharing her project and experiences of executing the ideas. “A lot of experimentation, a lot of failure. I try things over and over again.” Julianne plays with different materials, till she finds the right ones, some times it takes few years to find what she is looking for. “My studio practice is tactile,” says the artist, “I try to use the least amount possible to achieve the most”.

To me this show was very inspiring, I am trying to get my mind around electronics and science, and Julianne uses electronics and studies sociology. Answering my question she has insured me that everything is possible, if you need to know something, then go and study it. And I will.

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