A glass half-open cylinder with ash inside held flush to the wall horizontally by a vertical copper-wound bass piano string with a 12-foot warping steel rod coming through at the bottom. A natural square light coming from the window is adjacent and bleeding onto the piece.

Luba Drozd, LITA (2023). Site-specific sound installation.

I am interested in the symbiosis in the universe and the subjectivity of experience as it reflects in the micro and macro interconnections of matter. My site-specific sound and 3D animation installations are composed with vibrations that form sonic spaces alongside sculptural animated projections that blend with natural light, creating immersive installations that heighten our temporal awareness of the built environment and its relationship to the natural world. All of the sounds in my work are produced through vibrations—there are no speakers--and the architectural space itself—the walls, the floor, the air, natural and projected light, and the viewer's body become a field of sounds. Vibrating micro-motors that are part of sculptures create audible, continuously droning sound, presenting the textural sonic quality of the architectural materials. Each element in my installations restructures space via its interaction with natural light and 3D animated projections. The objects continuously interconnect with existing architecture and each other, gesturing to how intangible spaces within us, such as memory, knowledge, and perception, are controlled and regimented. The pieces choreograph the viewer through built space, each step unfolding a new set of perceptual relationships between the viewer, the constructed environment, and the continuous flow of transformation of matter.

About Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program

The Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program awards rent-free non-living studio space to 17 visual artists for year-long residencies in DUMBO, Brooklyn. Its mission is to provide working studio space and community for artists. Artists are selected annually based on merit from a competitive pool of applicants by a professional jury comprised of artists and members of the SWSP Artists Advisory Committee.

The Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program is the new face of the Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation Space Program, developed for artists, by artists in 1991. In 2014 the program was renamed the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program to honor the legacy of Marie Walsh Sharpe and reflect the new sponsorship and commitment of the Walentas Family Foundation.