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Yann Novak






People Doing Strange Things With Electricity Too









Seattle, WA USA


Yann Novak was born in Madison, WI in 1979. At an early age, he became interested in the worlds of both music and visual art.

He developed his primary medium, collage, via pieces which combined found photographs with his own drawings, and prerecorded LPs with loops and live instruments. In the 1990s, Novak performed and exhibited his work throughout the vibrant Madison café art scene.

In 2000, Novak moved to Seattle and refined his methods, trading in found images for original photographs and watercolors, and turntables and vinyl records for a Mini Disc recorded and a laptop, in order to achieve a more in-depth style of production. Novak has released set of 5 limited edition 3-inch CDs "Three Inches for Friends". In addition, he has produced two film soundtracks, for "Learning" (which he also produced), and "Neptune" (produced by Brian Murphy). Both movies premiered at the Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, in 2003 and 2004, respectively.

Novak's work has withstood a series of changes in method while always retaining and refining the strengths of his unique aesthetic, exploring the overlap and intersection between presence and absence, art and design, sound and music.