Asher Arnon is an interdisciplinary creator artistically active in the intersection of visual, spatial and sound-oriented arts. In recent years his practical and theoretical research has focused on exploring possibilities for place representation through interrelations between image and music and the notion of 'sense of place'. He constructs works aimed to evoke a sense of place experience through orientation as a form of interpretation, ranging from an embodied perception of spatial, visual and sonic phenomena to understanding their causal, cultural, political or subjective context.
Arnon is a retired Professor of Creative Arts at Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem, Israel. He has a PhD in Audiovisual Installation Art from the Music, Technology and Innovation – Institute for Sonic Creativity (MTI2) at De Montfort University in Leicester in the UK; an MA in Architecture and Urban culture from the Universitat Politécnica de Catalunia in Barcelona, Spain and a B.Des in Graphic Design from Bezalel. Arnon also studied in the jazz department of the Rimon School of Jazz & Contemporary Music in Israel. He plays a tenor saxophone and is deeply interested in improvisation as a mode of orientating and its application in creative processes and everyday life.