MFA Thesis Exhibit Leslie Rollins Electronic Integrated Arts

Congratulations Leslie Rollins! See more of Leslie’s work on his website and Instagram.

Energetic Vessels: Flow-Through Transformation

My artist practice explores liminal space and documents psycho-ecologies experienced while interacting with non-human and human energies.

Invocation and response to othered actants offer a shared space which acknowledges full agency within rituals honoring co-creation of sound, shape, color, and pattern.

Image of Peregrine Offering, 2020
Peregrine Offering, 2020

Entity and material investigations are further engaged through intuitive improvisations for compositional systems, movement, machines, and performance.

Elemental transmissions are transmuted through a mythic audiovisual language developed to inscribe details of phenomena I’ve encountered during the generation and processing of materials with a toolset including hybrid synthesis, feedback systems, and site-specific field recordings.

One Frame from Peregrine Offering, 2020
One Frame from Peregrine Offering, 2020

Interactions are then further encoded as cartographies within vessels containing previously hidden energetic transmissions–witnessed, gathered, and preserved for future use and contemplation.

Installation view of Peregrine Offering & Re-Winging, 2020
Installation view of Peregrine Offering & Re-Winging, 2020
Barred Owl (Spiral Pyramid Form), 2020
Barred Owl (Spiral Pyramid Form), 2020
One Frame from Barred Owl (Spiral Pyramid Form), 2020
One Frame from Barred Owl (Spiral Pyramid Form), 2020
Falcon Flight through Lunar Orbit Lander Issues, 2020
Falcon Flight through Lunar Orbit Lander Issues, 2020
So Below (Mirrored Offering), 2020
So Below (Mirrored Offering), 2020
So Below, 2020
So Below, 2020
As Above, 2020

IEA acquires Syracuse China Lithography stones from Lake Editions at Syracuse University

The IEA recently acquired over 160 lithographic stones from Lake Editions of Syracuse University. The majority of the stones are of the highest quality with approximately 75% ranging from “light grey” to the most desired “blue grey” grade densities. The Stones are part of an enormous collection of approximately 2000 that were being stored at a warehouse for many decades. The stones were originally part of the lithographic stones used by Syracuse China to produce decals for their fine porcelain dinnerware. Most of the stones still have images on both sides that still can be printed.

From Wikipedia:
“Later in 1896, the company installed the industry’s first in-house lithographic shop for the “printing of decals.”[2] This made it easy for the decorating department to make inexpensive lithography of hotel and restaurant labels feasible which helped “further the company’s market penetration of the institutional markets.”[1]

[1] “Syracuse and Onondaga China Information and History”. Collectives, 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-20.

[2] “The History of Syracuse China”. Syracuse Then and Now, 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-15.

[3] “Report on the New York State School of Clay Working and Ceramics” (PDF). Alfred University Yearbook 1927- 28: 155–56. 1928. Retrieved 23 November 2014.

More research will need to be done on what technique was used to create the decals.  As can be seen in the images, color separations of up to 10 colors can be seen on single stones and quite close to each other. This means they must have been printed with a vehicle that the color pigments would have been applied to after printing and then assembled before applying to the dinnerware???  Aodi Liang, IEA’s archive, and research support staff will record each stone’s images before they are ground and used. Some of the stones with special images we will preserve and not use.