TAMARA ALBAITIS
San Francisco, California - United States



Original Artworks (4)

Tamara Albaitis; Levels Of Happiness, 2004, Original Installation Indoor, 6 x 4 feet. Artwork description: 241 My investigation of everyday objects that we use in our lives, that become daily rituals, lead me to my bed.  Here we find peace and navigate through the unconscious. ...
Tamara Albaitis
Original Indoor Installation, 2004
6 x 4 feet (1.83 x 1.22 m)
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Tamara Albaitis; Morning Glory, 2004, Original Installation Indoor, 9 x 10 feet. Artwork description: 241 This picture and the next are documentation of an indoor sound installation that consists of: 20lbs. of ground coffee, 6 ten- foot Chinese paper scrolls, hot water and stereo speakers eminating the sound of a coffee maker percolating. ...
Tamara Albaitis
Original Indoor Installation, 2004
9 x 10 feet (2.74 x 3.05 m)
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Tamara Albaitis; Morning Glory Detail, 2004, Original Installation Indoor, 9 x 10 feet. Artwork description: 241 This is a detail of the wicking process created by the hot water and 20 lbs. of coffee used for this project.  Please refer to the previous photograph to see an overview of the installation. ...
Tamara Albaitis
Original Indoor Installation, 2004
9 x 10 feet (2.74 x 3.05 m)
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Tamara Albaitis; Zest, 2004, Original Sculpture Steel, 3 x 10 feet. Artwork description: 241 This sculpture has been doused with lemon essence.  Now you too, can stand under art and become cleased and zested!Both parts are to be installed together - the basin and the 3 foot lemon. ...
Tamara Albaitis
Original Steel Sculpture, 2004
3 x 10 feet (0.91 x 3.05 m)
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Artist Statement

Artist Statement

I create objects, sounds and installations that are derived from observations in daily life. I'm particularly interested in daily rituals, routines, and everyday objects, with emphasis on temporal progression. Naturally, these things lead to unpredictability, fluctuation, and the inevitability of change which drives my work intuitively. I'm sensitive to details and intrigued by the contradictions they embrace. All this makes it permissible for me to be nurturing, ironic, and hypocritical, bringing me closer to obscuring our perceived boundaries between art and life.

In this current body of work, I'm investigating Acousmatics - this is when we rupture the representational characteristics of sound and delve deeper into the sensations and personal meanings of sounds. I'm particularly interested in our relationships with common natural sounds, and how they are re-produced through unnatural technology. Using raw speakers and audio wire as sculptural objects, I intend to provide a space where we can appreciate natural and implied systems that make up our world, posing questions as to how far technology can actually benefit and enrich our daily lives. The spaces where these experiments exist are taken into consideration; they play a key part in the sculptural and conditional characteristics of my work and point to the lesser emphasized components that normally go unnoticed. I work mainly with small sounds, intending to re-focus our ears to what is around us and rewarding attention for remaining in this present moment....

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