Dr. Diana Chester

Department of Media and Communications

Diana Chester is an inter-disciplinary multimedia artist and Digital Media Scholar. Her work draws from sound studies, archival studies, and the ethnographic study of expressive culture in religious festivals and traditions. Her work interacts with the spaces in which they inhabit, which help to inform the physical and theoretical framing of her pieces. Chester is fascinated by patterns in sound and the relationship in the formal qualities of different mediums. This gives organization to her work and informs her compositional approach.

She is the recent recipient of the NMEMNM Digital Residency for Music and Sound Cultures and is a visiting scholar at TISCH School of the Arts at New York University. Chester’s installations are often technologically complex with a focus on sonic output, and her audiences become key players in these works.

Transmedia composition of lived experience becomes the subject of her work, with a focus on the weaving together of sound, image, text, and the object.

Learn more about Diana’s work. 

Diana Chester  is the Research Lead on Stories of Kabul Through Its Trees and Pandemic Resonance and Indigenous Vibrations.