Kenneth Emig is a transdisciplinary artist in the Ottawa area who explores the confluence of sound, light, space, technology and movement. The best-known artworks from this unique artist and acoustic consultant include architectural light boxes, producing a magical slice of infinity, and stainless steel spheres in unexpected places reflecting panoramas of the surrounding environment. Emig has exhibited widely in Canada and abroad, including the Moscow Biennale, and has won public art commissions in the national capital region.
Emig’s art practice runs parallel to years of experience in acoustic design, high technology and manufacturing, both in the private sector and academia, involving such outfits as Bell-Northern Research and Ryerson University’s RE/Lab. Additionally, Emig operates his own consulting business, Emig Acoustics, and is a professional dancer. Says Emig: “I explore perceptions, senses and environment, influenced by the spatial understanding of a dancer, the sensorial understanding of an acoustician, and the process, methods and materials of high tech research and design.”