Scott Mallory | TEDx Talk Published Online

Scott Mallory
Posted: Fri, 2017-12-29 00:09

Scott Mallory (Sessional Faculty, MFA '17) gave a talk at TEDxAbbotsford on September 23, 2017. In this artistic demonstration entitled "How to See Like an Artist" he talks about the power of rhythm across art forms like painting, music, filmmaking and virtual reality.   

He shows how rhythm can enrich our understanding of who we are. He argues that it is through rhythmic gestures that people can identify with an artist in a deeper way that cannot just be explained with words. Additionally, he explains how everything has rhythm, not just art. But also the way we walk, talk, breathe, think, blink, move, etc. Engaging with these rhythms helps him relate to the world around him.

Scott Mallory works with virtual reality, visual effects and 3D animation, video and sound art, filmmaking, sound design, and live instrumentation to create artwork that explores quantum physics and perception, and experimental music with jazz, electronic and rock. He participates in research for Leaning Out of Windows, a project designing models of “hybrid research” between artists and physicists at TRIUMF, Canada’s national particle physics lab, towards understanding the nature of reality.

His video work showed at the TED2016 “Dream” Conference, the Biennial Foundation Annual Reception for the Venice Biennale 57 Opening/Press Week, and his sound work accompanies a Mercury Space Capsule sculpture made of wood from Barack Obama’s inauguration platform in Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. He is the Founder and Lead Organizer of TEDxECUAD, a TED Conferences vanguard attendee, and media arts faculty at Emily Carr University of Art + Design. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more