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Stephanie Cheng Smith

April 18, 2018 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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Doors at 7pm, performance at 8pm

Installation viewable during gallery hours, April 18 – 22, 12pm – 6pm

VOLUME and Human Resources are pleased to announce an interactive multi-channel sound installation by Stephanie Cheng Smith. This will be a part of “Cosm, Organization-Construction, Second Instance,” our exhibition of new work by Anja Weiser Flower. Smith will present a live performance within her installation Wednesday evening, the 18th, starting at 8pm. Using light sensors trained on the angled beam illuminating Flower’s work in an otherwise darkened space, Smith will create a sound environment that dynamically responds to the movement of the audience towards, away from, and around this central point of fixation. The installation will be up during regular gallery hours from 12pm to 6pm Wednesday the 18th through the show’s closing on Sunday, April 22nd.

Tickets for Stephanie Cheng Smith’s performance on the 18th may be purchased in advance or at the door for a suggested donation of $5 to 15. VOLUME strives to make its programming as accessible as possible, and no one will be turned away for lack of funds. The exhibition is free to visit during gallery hours. All proceeds from Smith’s performance will go towards supporting the artist and production expenses for this series.

This event is intended to be accessible to users of wheelchairs and other accessibility devices. Human Resources’ front entrance has one step, with a folding wheelchair ramp available. The side entrance is wheelchair accessible. Human Resources does not have a wheelchair accessible restroom. The bathroom is gender neutral and has 2 stalls adjacent to each other. Please contact Human Resources with any accessibility questions or requests.


Stephanie Cheng Smith is a composer, performer and programmer who creates interactive pieces, installations, improvisations and through-composed works. She often uses electronics, violin and light, and her latest explorations with motor arrays have been featured in the 2016 issue of Experimental Music Yearbook. Smith’s performances and residencies include Studio for Electro-Instrumental Music (STEIM, Amsterdam), PACT Zollverein (Essen), liebig12 (Berlin), Re-New Digital Arts Festival (Copenhagen), EcoSono (Caribbean), Centre for the Living Arts (Mobile), Megapolis Arts Festival (Baltimore), and—in Los Angeles—Machine Project, LA Film Forum, REDCAT, and the Society for the Activation of Social Space through Art and Sound (SASSAS). She has also made appearances on webcasts such as EarMeal, Experimental Half-Hour and dublab. Smith frequently performs electronic music under the name Stephie’s Castle, is a member of networked music ensemble bitpanic, and has composed for and performed as a member of the Dog Star Orchestra. Serving on the wulf.’s Artistic Advisory Board, she also curates and produces experimental music concerts in the Los Angeles area.


Anja Weiser Flower is trying to stitch together a newly centralized aesthetic construction. Anja Weiser Flower wants to pull the unitary social mind together with you. Is modeling a point of concentration whose sheaves you can read through, feeling some of the patterns in which our Everything organizes itself. Is trying to get you to feel the underlying potential of a transsexual universality in human life, is here for the potential of an unwhite disabled queer feminine transcendent overcoming, the material human community. Coming to meet the still very real possibility of globally overcoming the capitalist social world and establishing communistic social relations. Coming to meet the cosmos.

She lives in San Francisco, California, attended the San Francisco Art Institute, and will have her work featured in an upcoming project by the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation (GSAPP) and Printed Matter, Inc.

April 18, 2018
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm