Monica Vlad designs and develops new media installations and sound spaces. She uses new and old technology as an artistic medium of expression and as a medium for audiovisual communication. She explores their potential for spatial communication and art.
She designs audio-video performances, media sculptures, installations that have an effect on their respective locations, giving them an identity — beyond their function and architecture.
With her work, she likes to create new experiences and immerse the participant in the piece. The sound of her performances is mainly based on noise, ambient, experimental, from low to very high frequencies that one can barely hear; from minimal to glitch, from analogue to digital. Part of her artistic research is also the sound localization attributes, surround – sound psychoacoustics, acousmatic and quadrophonic sound, sound image. The best way of participating as a viewer is to walk around through the room – as any new location has different characteristics – at the same time, regarding the sound but also the visuals.
For her visuals, Monica creates new media of projection, coupled with the sound, which creates new immersive exposure to “reality”. For her light installations, she works with solid light that can easily be perceived. The viewer is invited to directly engage and experience with the sculptural characteristics of light. The installations carry performative and participatory qualities: while walking through space, as the viewer morphs into the landscape which disrupts the autonomy of the exhibition space and imposes its own spatial and temporal identity.