Yann Novak is a sound, video and installation artist living and working in Los Angeles. His work utilizes different forms of digital documentation as a point of departure. Through the digital manipulation of these sound and image files, his works serve as a translation from documents of personal experiences into an open ended autobiographical narrative. By choosing subject matter that is also relatable to the audience, Novak’s work creates a hybrid state, balancing between his own personal history and that of the audience.
Novak has presented his installation work through solo exhibitions at 323 Projects (CA), Armory Center for the Arts (CA), Jack Straw New Media Gallery (WA), Las Cienegas Projects (CA), Lawrimore Project (WA), Soundfjord (London, UK) and in two person exhibitions at the Henry Art Gallery (WA), Pøst (CA) and Soil Art Gallery (WA). His sound works and scores have been presented internationally as part of multiple group exhibitions and diffusions at venues and events including the American Academy in Rome (Rome, Italy), Aqua Art Miami (FL), California Museum of Photography (CA), File Hipersonica (Brazil), Gift_Lab (Tokyo, JP), London International Festival of Exploratory Music (London, UK), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (CA), Suyama Space (WA), Tanya Bonakdar Gallery (NY), TBA Festival (OR), Western Bridge (WA) and others.
Novak’s performance work have been experienced internationally at sound art/electronic music festivals including the AxS Festival (CA), Decibel Festival (WA), Forward Festival (DC), Mutek Festival (Montreal, QB), Resonant Forms Festival (CA), Soundwalk (CA) and at art venues and museums including the Human Resources (CA), Los Angeles County Museum of Art (CA), Machine Project (CA), Oboro (Montreal, QB), The Stone (NY), Torrance Art Museum (CA) and others.
Novak’s solo and collaborative sound works have been published on 15 CD and CD-R releases on such labels as Dragon’s Eye Recordings (CA), Farmacia901 (Italy), Hibernate Recordings (United Kingdom), LINE (DC), Murmur Records (Japan), and Unfathomless (BE). His sound works have also appeared on 17 international sound art and electronic music compilations on labels such as Crónica (Portugal), Mandorla (Mexico), Monochrome Vision (Russia), The Wire (United Kingdom) and others.