Interview: Aesthetics and Therapeutics Lab

The collaborative video artist and therapist discuss contemporary dome art, and its ability to serve as a space of wonder, stimulation and healing

by Ikechukwu Casmir Onyewuenyi The last time CH spoke with video artist Jakob LeBaron Dwight, he remarked on the effects of light entrainment on the brain and the possible restorative value of light in the context of art. Dwight’s body of work has always manipulated light and its movement, but never dealt directly with how the medium serves to heal and promote feelings of well-being …

Christopher Willits: OPENING

The Ghostly International artist pushes the album format into a new space with an enhanced meaning

We’ve come to expect Ghostly International to push boundaries. The independent label excels in everything from product design to lo-fi house records, and their roster of artists is deft in crossing creative lines. San Francisco-based multimedia artist Christopher Willits is a shining personification of the curatorial house’s DNA. Willits—known for his innovative blend of acoustic and electric methods—created a cohesive seven-piece narrative of visual and …

Brain Pulse Music

Music recorded from EEG waves helps to heal tsunami victims

In the wake of last year’s devastating tsunami, artist Masaki Batoh sought to address the emotional wreckage caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake. The multi-talented Batoh has combined two decades of acupuncture work with his career as head of the musical group Ghost to create an album dedicated to those affected by the event. Dropping tomorrow, Brain Pulse Music (BPM) sets traditional spiritual tracks …