Yann Novak

Yann Novak, 2015. Photo credit: Robert Crouch

Yann Novak is a sound and visual artist living and working in Los Angeles. Through the use of sound, light and space, he explores how these intangible materials can act as catalysts to focus our awareness on the present moment and alter our perception of time. Novak’s work, whether conceptual or rooted in phenomenon, are informed by his investigations of presence, stillness and mindfulness. His works can be experienced as architectural interventions, sound diffusions, audiovisual installations and performances, durational performances, concerts and recorded sound-works.

Novak has presented his installation work through solo exhibitions at 323 Projects, Los Angeles; Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena; Commonwealth & Council, Los Angeles; Jack Straw New Media Gallery, Seattle; Las Cienegas Projects, Los Angeles; Lawrimore Project, Seattle; Soundfjord, London; and in two person exhibitions at The Broad, Los Angeles; The Henry Art Gallery, Seattle; Pøst, Los Angeles and Soil Art Gallery, Seattle. His sound-works and scores have been presented internationally as part of multiple group exhibitions and diffusions at venues and events including the American Academy in Rome, Rome; Aqua Art Miami, Miami; California Museum of Photography, Riverside; Call & Response, London; Doris McCarthy Gallery, Toronto; File Hipersonica, São Paulo; Gift_Lab, Tokyo; GV Art Gallery, London; London International Festival of Exploratory Music, London; SFMoMA, San Francisco; SOMA Contemporary, Waterford City; Suyama Space, Seattle; Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York; TBA Festival, Portland; Western Bridge, Seattle; among others.

As a result of these endeavors, Novak had been invited to numerous residencies including the Environmental Aesthetics Residency, Seattle; the Espy Foundation Residency, Oysterville; the Jental Artist Residency, Sharidan; the Kasini House Studio A Residency, Burlington and the Taliesin Artist Residency, Spring Green.

In 2015, Novak attended The Mountain School of Arts and was invited to be part of in the Touch Mentorship Programme.

works
Yann Novak, Scalar Field (f89406, f2784b, f64747, f62459), 2015, video still
Yann Novak
Scalar Field
(f89406, f2784b, f64747, f62459)

2015
Min: 2ch audio, projector, computer
Variable
15’00” endless loop
Unique
Yann Novak, Stillness.Subtropical, 2015, video still
Yann Novak
Stillness.Subtropical
2015
Min: 2ch audio, projector, computer
Variable
18’20” seamless loop
Yann Novak, Stillness.Oceanic, 2015, video still
Yann Novak
Stillness.Oceanic
2015
Min: 2ch audio, projector, computer
Variable
18’20” seamless loop
Yann Novak, Blue.Hour, 2014, video still
Yann Novak
Blue.Hour
2014
Min: audio, projector, computer
Variable
42′ seamless loop
Unique