Shomit Barua is an intermedia artist specializing in ecoacoustics, responsive environments, and emergent narratives. His work is rooted in poetry and architecture, reflecting their shared tenets of contained space, economy of materials, and movement that is both physical and emotional. Combining novel technologies with esoteric programming languages, he blurs the line between installation and performance by employing sound, object, and image. Digital and analog techniques are fused to investigate his core subject: the presence of the mind and body in physical space.
Having collaborated with sculptors, dancers, musicians, architects and visual artists, he asserts that exploration of a motif is made "robust" and "thick" through dialogue between disciplines. He holds an MFA in Poetry from Bennington College and teaches writing at Arizona State University.