College

Arts and Sciences

Department

Art and Design

Rank

Associate Professor; Assistant Professor

Biographical Statement

Before arriving to UNF Ms. Cruz worked in the animation industry for over 10 years. Since her arrival here in 2005 she has won two Fulbrights: Scholar Core in Ireland and a Specialist in Austria. The mythical and allegorical world of storytelling is at the heart of her animated films. Her subject matter is one of ancient stories, told through a very modern sense of the visual. The aesthetic in her films, like that of the story, are shown through many layers of film photographed together to make a visual pastiche. She looks forward to more collaborations with her colleagues.

Title of Work

Synæsthesia

Type of Work

Media - Audio, Video, Computer Code

Description of Work

Jax symphony presents music composed by Glass and Bach accompanied by visual projections—product of artistic collaboration between Vanessa B. Cruz and Sheila Goloborotko. The artists created an elaborate video projection for each composition in an effort to create a unique visual environment to these evocative compositions. With the combination of live music and projections the audience experiences music as abstract imagery that travels and transmutes the physical space and the realm of all senses. The tying thread that will move throughout all three sections will be the energy of Nature. Visuals will move from a water environment to land, creating this push and pull, like the tide: a coming together of water and land, ebb and flow. This analogy of a tidal pull was made to reflect on the relationships between the Artist (both musical and visual) and the Audience; the Composer and the Musicians. This idea of the giving and taking of energy from one to another, in order to create a shared experience: one cannot exist without the other.

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Synæsthesia

Jax symphony presents music composed by Glass and Bach accompanied by visual projections—product of artistic collaboration between Vanessa B. Cruz and Sheila Goloborotko. The artists created an elaborate video projection for each composition in an effort to create a unique visual environment to these evocative compositions. With the combination of live music and projections the audience experiences music as abstract imagery that travels and transmutes the physical space and the realm of all senses. The tying thread that will move throughout all three sections will be the energy of Nature. Visuals will move from a water environment to land, creating this push and pull, like the tide: a coming together of water and land, ebb and flow. This analogy of a tidal pull was made to reflect on the relationships between the Artist (both musical and visual) and the Audience; the Composer and the Musicians. This idea of the giving and taking of energy from one to another, in order to create a shared experience: one cannot exist without the other.