Dartmouth, MA (October 17, 2013) -- UMass Dartmouth's College of Visual & Performing Arts (CVPA) faculty members Jing Wang's and Harvey Goldman's abstract film Wiretap has been named an official selection to the 2013 SIMULTAN Festival. SIMULTAN is an international annual festival in Romania dedicated to media art and artistic experimentation. Professors Wang and Goldman began working on Wiretap in March of this year, completing it in June. It is the second collaborative project between the two CVPA faculty members.
Wiretap symbolizes and illuminates upon a metaphysical interpretation of an electronic surveillance. The reverberation of image and sound create a diametric sense of both order and chaos. The struggle and tension between these vacillating degrees of complexity and the viewer's ability to assimilate them are at the essence of the work. The work is inspired be the writings of novelist William Gibson and Phillip K. Dick.
SIMULTAN is supported by the different cultural centers in Romania and strives to create an artistic platform for contemporary cultural projects which use technology as a mean of expression.
Jing Wang, a composer and virtuoso erhu artist, was born in China. Ms. Wang has participated in numerous musical communities, as a composer and a performer of diverse styles of music. Her compositions have been selected and presented in China, Spain, France, Italy, Turkey, Romania, Russia, Canada, and throughout the United States. They have also been recognized by the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers and Electro-acoustic Miniatures International Contest, Spain. One of her compositions Weathered Edges of Time is selected for inclusion in the collection of French National Library. She was the winner of 2006 Pauline Oliveros Prize given by the International Alliance for Women in Music. As an active erhu performer, she has introduced the Chinese indigenous erhu into Western contemporary music scene with her wide array of compositions for chamber ensemble, avant-garde jazz improvisations and multicultural ensembles. She has also successfully performed erhu concertos with several symphony orchestras in the United States. Ms. Wang is currently an Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth where she teaches electroacoustic music, composition, and music theory.
Harvey Goldman has created critically acclaimed work in the fields of ceramics, digital imaging, animation and music. He teaches digital media in the Department of Design at the UMass Dartmouth, where he currently holds the position of Chancellor Professor of Design. His work has been exhibited widely throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. His animations have been screened throughout the world including, the Smithsonian's Hirshhon Museum, the Corcoran Gallery of Art and the White Box Museum, Beijing, China.
The two professors have just begun submitting the new visual music animation to animation and music festivals and will continue to do so over the next year.
To view Wiretap, go to http://www.harveygoldman.com/animations/wiretap_view.htm