NAPOLEON is now Pink Noise Projects
As we are emerging from our COVID-19 hibernation, the members of NAPOLEON are excited to announce that we’ve officially changed the name of our collective to Pink Noise Projects.
We had been discussing a name change for several years, as we grew increasingly uncomfortable with the violent and imperialist associations that the name NAPOLEON brings up. The pandemic-related shutdown gave us the time to reflect and meet as a group, and the current nationwide protests against systemic racism and police violence made the need to abandon our former name even clearer and more pressing. In late June, we reached consensus on the name Pink Noise Projects.
Pink noise is a scientific term, referring to a sound akin to white noise. The term may appear abrasive, but pink noise exists in natural phenomena such as rustling leaves, a heartbeat, or the biorhythms of living organisms. While white noise has equal power across all frequencies, pink noise is more intense at lower frequencies, which is analogous to how human hearing operates. Pink noise corresponds to the way we perceive the world, and as artists, this struck us as a nice rhyme with creative practice. Because our venue is small, and focuses on emerging and under-represented artists, it’s easy to think of it as a project space. We are excited to call ourselves Pink Noise Projects.
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Visit us at pinknoiseprojects.com, and follow us on Instagram at @pink_noise_projects to stay informed as we’re planning our return to the 319 Building along with the other artist-run spaces in the building.
Stay well and safe, and we hope to see you (at a safe social distance) in the near future.
The members of Pink Noise Projects: