Visiting Artist, Experimental Media Arts Lab, Stanford University

Stanford Memorial Church & Sound, Light box: 12 x 24", Video and sound projection, TRT: 3 min, 2011

View Stanford Memorial Church Light & Sound.

While Visiting Artist at the Experimental Media Arts Lab, Stanford University (Winter & Spring 2011), Day developed the following three projects with the additional support of the Stanford Office for Religious Life:

1. A time-lapse sequence of the evolving and intermittent light at the Stanford Memorial Church from sunrise to sunset—a light that both reveals and disrupts at the same time. This is paired with—

2. An experimental sound piece drawn from the Stanford Memorial Church sound archives. In this project, all intelligible language is removed from recordings of multi-faith sermons at the Stanford Memorial Church. The remaining ambiguous, unexpected, and choreographed collective and individual sounds (people standing up, sitting down, turning pages, whispering, coughing, etc.) are layered into an experimental sound composition.

Update: Stanford Memorial Light & Sound will be shown in the upcoming ZERO1 Biennial and the Palo Alto Art Center (on view at PAAC until April 11, 2013)

3. A series of speculative Study Guides for Experimental Contemplatives, Volumes 1-3 (in progress). Day researched and designed the critical and transformative possibilities of a three-volume series of Study Guides for Experimental Contemplatives. Preliminary visual research includes large archival prints of potential covers and the book as object, as well as inside spreads based on the scans of old books with notations. 
Her goal is to explore a published study guide of related interfaith scholarly research and experiments.

Update: Day’s Study Guides will be exhibited in the upcoming Dialoguing with Sacred Text:  Sacred Texts Past, Present and Future at Santa Clara University, and curated by Michelle Townsend. It will be opening on Thursday, February 21, 5:00-7:00pm. The show runs February 15-June 30, 2013

Day will also be participating in panel: Making Meaning through Mystery and Community, Text and Context on May 23, 2013, 4:30-6:00 PM, St. Clare Room, Library and Learning Commons, Santa Clara University.