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Nathaniel Clark: Brainstorm Cluster

Nathaniel Clark (UCSD Art) Graduate Student

About the Artist: Nathaniel Clark  was raised in a series of small-to-large municipalities across the eastern seaboard. The multiple changes of habitation ensured the brevity of social relationships in young N’s life, a phenomenon that has flowered into a full-fledged personality quirk as N has attempted to reach adulthood. At present, N subsists as a sound and noise artist, living in San Diego. He was a founding member of meshFM – an internet radio broadcast, experimental forum, and emergent event group- though that particular distraction seems to have fallen by the wayside. And speaking of foundations, N was a former member of the Phlapping Orchestra and the Sound Art Collaborative of Boston, Massachusetts. N’s current work explores, as he says, “…noise, in its particulars”. Characteristically, he is- at the time of this writing- quite over his head exploring linux clusters, sound wars, chaos-complexity-warfare, and distributive writing schema. In an effort to sound professional, N once declaimed that his “…early performance work investigated the liminal spaces of sociocultural institutions, particularly the performer/audience relation. Throughout ‘01 and ‘02 I conducted a series of experimental projects investigating the role of perception in the articulation of space-consciousness.I am continually interested in the hybrid realm where different perceptive mechanisms overlap (e.g. sound and vision, vision and sound, smell and memory, touch and language).” He received a BFA from the Studio for Interrelated Media at the Massachusetts College of Art, where he was a two-time recipient of the Arno Maris Scholarship. Currently he is an MFA candidate at the University of California, San Diego and a Researcher at the Center for Research and Computing in the Arts (CRCA).

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