Artist: Nathan Ober

Website: www.nathanielober.com
Exchange: Colombia

Nathaniel Ober is an artist whose work crosses disciplines from installation and performance, to video and sound. His interdisciplinary works examine concepts of human perception and natural phenomena. Nathaniel’s current research is focused on astronomy and astrophysics, which deal with techniques of sonification and processes that attempt to expose our innate connection with the universe. Nathaniel’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally with over 40 solo and group shows. In 2009 he moved to New Delhi, India to serve as Program Director of Visual Communication and Interactive Media Design at Raffles Millennium International, later transferring to the Raffles Design Institute in Colombo, Sri Lanka. He is currently working as a hybrid artist and educator in the Bay Area. He earned a Master of Fine Arts from the Digital Arts and New Media program at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Columbus College of Art and Design.

The Latest from Nathan Ober

Probing the World for Sounds of Peace

Probing the World for Sounds of Peace

Last week, I took a small group on a field recording expedition. We hiked up a short mountain peak close to where I've been staying. As we traveled further up the side of the mountain, the city sounds began to dissipate and blur into a sea of fragmented voices and...

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Workshopping Social Inclusion and Peace — PART 2

Workshopping Social Inclusion and Peace — PART 2

Wow, this exchange has gone fast! I can't believe how quickly things have moved along. Below are videos from days three, four, and five of the workshop series. On day three, we worked on prototyping and idea conceptualizations while day four was focused on video. Each...

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Workshopping Social Inclusion and Peace — PART 1

Workshopping Social Inclusion and Peace — PART 1

Working with audio electronics. Photo: Nathan Ober Custom contact mic. Photo: Nathan Ober We’ve just wrapped up days 1 and 2 of the workshop series! This group is eager to learn and I can't wait to see what they create together in following weeks. Here are two videos...

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