Saturn Walk is a novel meditative soundwalk where participants can stroll in a place where no one has gone – the planet Saturn. The Saturnian path guides visitors through a hexangonal labyrinth that replicates the cloud pattern over Saturn’s North Pole. As they follow the path outlined on the ground, they will be immersed in the sounds generated from Saturn’s rings that the artist uncovered for NASA. This work enables participants to experience mindful meditation through their body motion and by listening explore our relationship with the cosmos.
The work is driven by a composition inspired by the sonics of Saturn’s rings that the artist discovered for NASA and composed with Lance Massey, creator of the T-Mobile ringtone.
Saturn Walk, Premiered May 31, 2022 at Pauline Oliveros‘ 90th Birthday, Deep Listening Plaza, Kingston, NY.
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China Blue is an internationally exhibiting and award winning, sound-based visual artist. Her work is driven by the fundamental principal that sound is energy made physical.
She is known for her discovery of the voice of the Eiffel Tower and for NASA the sounds in Saturn’s rings. Over the past two plus decades she has researched the acoustics in NASA’s Vertical Gun’s chamber whose projectiles shoot at Mach-15 and created work based on the sounds produced by our brains. Her current project is inspired by Saturn’s acoustics. From these sonic events she makes installations, environments, paintings and soundwalks.
She has been an Adviser to Rhode Island Congressman Langevin’s Committee for Art & Culture and the Rhode Island State’s Art and Health Committee as well as the Founder and Executive Director of The Engine Institute.
2021 “The Calls” added to the 9/11 Museum collection
2020 Nominated for Canada’s Governor General’s Award in Arts
2016 Recipient of a two-year Artist-in-Residence at the Norman Prince Neurosciences Institute, Rhode Island Hospital
2013 US Representative at Tokyo Wondersite’s Experimental Art Fair
2012 Nominated Best Monographic Museum Show, Nationally by the International Association of Art Critics
2012 Rhode Island State Council for the Arts Fellowship in New Genres
2008 U.S. Representative at OPEN XI, Venice, Italy
Reviews & Catalogs
2019 Cassini’s Dreams Venice Biennale Catalog
2017 Pennsylvania College of Art, Creativity of Consciousness Catalog
2011 NPR Interview 2011 NPR