Energy Fields: Vibrations of the Pacific


In (re)print

Energy Fields: Vibrations of the Pacific is a relational atlas that considers a multiplicity of readings that use vibration and energetic materials as a primary way of knowing.

As the most dynamic tectonic plate on the face of the planet, the Pacific has been a hotbed of activity caused by volcanic, seismic, nuclear, and other vibrant forces. It is these events and their resulting vibrations that have helped artists, scientists, and cultural historians cultivate a wide ranging but interdependent approach to knowledge creation and sensory practices. This edition sets out a series of texts and artistic methodologies that speak to the variable social, political, geological, scientific, and cultural ways in which vibration is used to understand this region and to shape its very nature.


Text by Akanksha Tiwary, Rana X. Adhikari, Lawrence English, Marcus Herse, Vanessa Kwan, W. Patrick McCray, Robert Takahashi Novak, Patrick J. Reed, Enrique Rivera, Fiona Shen.


This publication is published in conjunction with the exhibition Energy Fields: Vibrations of the Pacific, curated by Lawrence English and Robert Takahashi Novak and presented September 15, 2024 – January 19, 2025 at Chapman University, Los Angeles.


  • TypeHardcover with dust jacket
  • Dimensions203 x 254 mm / 8” x 10.5”
  • Pages208
  • ISBN978-90-834498-0-7
  • LanguageEnglish
  • BindingHardcover
  • Image specs83 full color images, 59 black/white images, 15 duotone images