Yann Novak is a sound and visual artist living and working in Los Angeles. Through the use of sound, light and space, he explores how these intangible materials can act as catalysts to focus our awareness on the present moment and alter our perception of time. Novak’s work, whether conceptual or rooted in phenomenon, is informed by his investigations of presence, stillness and mindfulness. Novak has presented his installation work through solo and two-person exhibitions at Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena; The Broad, Los Angeles; Commonwealth & Council, Los Angeles; The Henry Art Gallery, Seattle; Las Cienegas Projects, Los Angeles; Lawrimore Project, Seattle; and Soundfjord, London. His performance works have been experienced at festivals including the AxS Festival, Pasadena; Decibel Festival, Seattle; Forward Festival, Washington; Mutek Festival, Montreal; and at art venues and museums including Human Resources, Los Angeles; LACMA, Los Angeles; Oboro, Montreal; and The Stone, New York.
February 8, 2015
Prelude: San Marino | living room
Prelude: San Marino is a site-specific sound performance created for homeLA to be presented in a private residence in San Marino, CA. The piece is based from a field recording captured in the backyard of the residence and is performed from the hearth. The performance is intended to create a space where the sounds of the outside and the visitor to the home can commingle during the opening of the event.
Hollow.River (vertical) | neighbor's back house
May 21, 2016
We Love Our Parents, We Fear Snakes | dining room
Installation + Video: Johanna Breiding
Movement/Performance: Marbles Jumbo Radio
Sound Performance: Yann Novak