Yann Novak

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Stillness takes its inspiration from the two climates Yann Novak have inhabited: Subtropical in Los Angeles and Oceanic in Seattle. In these works he investigates these climates’ almost static meteorological states and their emotional effect on their inhabitants.

Stillness.Diptych, 2017

— Acoustic Panels

Stillness.Diptych, 2015

— Giclée Prints

Part of a private collection.

Stillness.Subtropical, 2015

— Digital Edition

Stillness.Subtropical is a high definition abridged version of a large multichannel audiovisual installation. The sound element was created using a recording of shortwave radio tuned to static in Los Angeles.  Because radio waves are effected by both water vapor in the troposphere and ionization in the upper atmosphere from the sun, the recording contains a unique signature from the atmosphere the waves traveled through. Similarly the video elements is made up of numerous photographs taken over a span of months, always pointed at the horizon. These photographs capture a more literal portrait of the climate.  These elements are then digitally altered to create an ambiguous abstraction, leaving enough of the source to guide the experience and define the location, but abstract enough to create an immersive environment perfect for contemplation and personal reflection.

Stillness.Oceanic, 2015

— Digital Edition

Stillness.Oceanic is a high definition abridged version of a large multichannel audiovisual installation. The sound element was created using a recording of shortwave radio tuned to static in Seattle.  Because radio waves are effected by both water vapor in the troposphere and ionization in the upper atmosphere from the sun, the recording contains a unique signature from the atmosphere the waves traveled through. Similarly the video elements is made up of numerous photographs taken over a span of years, always pointed at the horizon. These photographs capture a more literal portrait of the climate.  These elements are then digitally altered to create an ambiguous abstraction, leaving enough of the source to guide the experience and define the location, but abstract enough to create an immersive environment perfect for contemplation and personal reflection.

Stillness, 2015

— Audiovisual Installation

Stillness.Oceanic, 2010

— Audiovisual Installation

Stillness.Subtropical, 2010

— Audiovisual Installation
Related Recordings & Publications

The Future Eve, 2017

— Exhibition Catalog