Water Treatment


For my Ethnography Research Methods class I have focused on Athens Water Treatment Plant and Athens Waste Water Treatment Plant. The research began with a desire to know more about the city’s water systems. By focusing on the two plants, the project highlights the supply and disposal of Athens’ water. As part of the research I made visual and audio recordings. These recordings at times serve to document the process and infrastructure of the plants and others open a new way to comprehend the sensorial aspects of the plants. Below is a video clip that was shot on the HD HERO2 camera. The camera was used to extend perception of the water within the plant by submerging it into the water.    ...



“Static” is an audio essay written, recorded and edited by Sarah Minor, PhD candidate in Creative Nonfiction Writing in February of 2015. The audio text was recorded using a portable sound booth in a home office, and edited using stock audio clips in GarageBand. This project is investigating the genre of the audio essay, which involves texts that are specifically composed for the ear. Audio essays are language-based, nonfiction recordings that employ sound to achieve what two-dimensional, visual text cannot do on its own. The writing of an audio essay is only one in the process–an essay might be prompted by a sound-based experience, or a certain text might require the inclusion of sounds to express its central idea fully. The intention behind this piece was to prompt the listener to consider the nuances behind experiencing aural and visual static, and what these patterns might reference personally and culturally. This audio essay is informed by both in-depth research on the origins of visual static, as well as personal experience. The narrative of this essay chronicles a plane flight as seen entirely from a passenger’s port window. The essay’s speaker shifts between descriptive/reflective moments, and instances of considering white noise more deeply in regards to its source, and what visual noise might signal to us metaphorically.​  ...

Spatial Topologies

By Astrid Kaemmerling

Our show at The Majestic Galleries Spatial Topologies, was a collaborative exhibition bringing together four multi-disciplinary artists. Brian Harnetty, a sound artist from Ohio, Astrid Kaemmerling, a painter and installation artist from North Rhine Westfalia, Germany, Josh Ottum, a musician from California, and Jena Seiler, a video artist from New Mexico. What brought us together is our particular interest in collaborative interdisciplinary activity. With emphases on process and site-specific renderings, we aimed to explore (de)generative characteristics of spatial experience(s). Viewers were invited to immerse themselves in our production and exploration of place. The experiments manifested themselves in visual depictions of urban intersections, aural documentation of the area, and physical transformations of the gallery space itself.

The Residue of Everyday Action (working Title)


By using processes that reference various tasks necessary for the upkeep of a home, and materials used in the structure of a home, my work addresses the binary within social and familial expectations. This stop motion video is part of a larger body of work that examines the ways in which the surfaces in homes are affected by our daily lives, and our memories and experiences leave their mark. Drywall is cut down to fit a wall that will never exist, and then painted and stained, washed and repainted so a history constructed by the artist becomes apparent. Cleaning, removing, destroying, and then building back up are actions utilized to reference the domestic cycle. By performing these actions in a studio setting as opposed to a home setting, their practical value becomes nonexistent. Within this specific piece, a stain that has been washed off and painted over surfaces again and then disappears over and over...

Day Project

By Scott Sullivan

Where I film an entire day of my life with a camera in my head. – Check it out.  

2011 Summer in Hungary Blog: Ceramics, Drawing, and Art History

By Rachel Clark

Purpose: The Ohio University Ceramics, Art, and Art History Study Abroad Blog is a supplemental component of students’ coursework that facilitates the recording of (daily/weekly) experiential learning and will provide a venue for the collection of visual research. Stimuli: Students’ will have an extensive range of (experience/stimuli) including but not limited to: the International Ceramic Studio and The Hungarian Museum of Photography, Kecskemet, Applied Art Museum, Budapest, Herend Porcelain, Tihany/Balaton Lake, Szolnay Ceramics Museum, Pecs, as well as access to many other areas of cultural importance within the region. Courses: Ceramics, Drawing and Art History.

Rhythm & Rehab

I’m kick-starting a new research project wherein the outcome is 1.) helping people, 2.) involves connecting music output, to physical well-being, and 3.) utilizes mobile technologies. It just so happens to be a multidisciplinary, collaborative project, involving Ohio’s own School of Physical Therapy, School of Music, and The Aesthetic Technologies Lab. It’s just starting… should be fun.    As still in Anne bike from Petra Williams on Vimeo.

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