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Steve Roden is a sound and visual artist from Los Angeles. His work includes painting, drawing, sculpture, film/video, sound installation, and performance. Roden’s working process uses various forms of specific notation (words, musical scores, maps) and translates it into scores through self invented systems. These systems then influence the process of painting, drawing, sculpture, and sound composition. The scores, rigid in terms of their parameters and rules, are also full of holes for intuitive decisions and left turns. The inspirational source material then becomes a kind of formal skeleton that the abstract finished works are built upon.
Roden has been exhibiting his visual and sound works since the mid 1980s. His numerous solo and group exhibitions includes showings at museums, galleries, festivals, and arts spaces internationally, including: Susanne Vielmetter LA Projects, Mercosur Biennial Porto Alegre Brazil, Centre Georges Pompidou Paris, San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, UCLA Hammer Museum Los Angeles, Museum of Contemporary Art EMST Athens, and Singuhr-Horgalerie in Parochial, Berlin. Live performances include: Serpentine gallery london, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Walker Art Cente Minneapolis, DCA Dundee Scotland, and the MAK Center for Art and Architecture Los Angeles.
Since 1993 he has released over 25 solo recordings on various labels throughout the world including: Sonoris, Non Visual Objects, Line, En/Of, Sirr, Trente Oiseaux, and others.
sroden (AT) inbetweennoise.com