Nomadic Noise Residency Collaborators
Adam Herst - Artist, Curator, Arts Manager
But for a long time, our static media, whether carvings in stone, ink on paper, or dye on celluloid, have strongly resisted the evolutionary impulse, exalting as a consequence the author's ability to determine the finished product. But, as in an oral tradition, digitized information has no "final cut."
Adam Herst is a Toronto based artist working in performance and electronic media. He is interested in the tension between ideas, their ownership, and their reproduction, and in exploring the implications of the proposition that ideas which are designed for dissemination will be disseminated. Adam is a member of the curatorial collective which produces the 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art. When Adam isn't creating art, he provides information technology services to arts organizations.
Through the course of this project I hope to explore John Cage's statement:
When I hear what we call music, it seems to me that someone is talking. And talking about his feelings, or about his ideas of relationships. But when I hear traffic, the sound of traffic—here on Sixth Avenue, for instance—I don't have the feeling that anyone is talking. I have the feeling that sound is acting. And I love the activity of sound [...] I don't need sound to talk to me.