Color Seance (2004)
Color Seance channels a suspicion for color (a precondition to our scientifically accountable reception of color according to Jonathan Crary). The initial system of one-to-one correspondence of color and sound unhinges as it proliferates in candy color. Cast aside, we can finally enjoy our unreliable senses.
in 2003, Brooklyn based New Humans make collaborative works including
music, video, art installations, clothing collaborations (w. United
Bamboo, Whole Cloth), and sound recordings. Repetitive patterning, collapsing
boundary and object, unraveling ...
Brooklyn's New Humans blur the boundaries between art and rock, exploring the spatial possibilties between sound and vision ... Whatever their artistic bent, New Humans rock, but in a fashion that questions both the means and the response. (Wire)
The New Humans create sonic art performances, pushing aural and visual expression to a gesamtkunstwerke, or all-encompassing synthesis. Founding members Mika Tajima and Howie Chen, along with one or two rotating members, construct site-specific installations informed by minimalism and Op art, in which they play noise and experimental music. (artkrush)
New Humans began out of bassist Mika Tajima's art practice and continues to be a large part of her investigation of space and minimalist concepts.