"There's a new kind of alchemy happening in the art world, a creative compound where art and science merge. At the University of Denver, it's called Emergent Digital Practices, and Kristin Stransky, who teaches there, is at the forefront of the movement, making stuff that wouldn't have been possible ten years ago, using up-to-the-minute materials and technological tools. What do things look like on the frontier of digital art? Find out by reading Stransky's 100CC questionnaire…"
Westword Magazine features MFA Student Elijah Edwards
"Ineffable is a dirty word for a writer. It means something like, "A concept you just can't put into words." Discussing The Deep Novelty Harvest Colony -- a stereoscopic art installation that makes its debut tonight at Hinterland Gallery -- with artist Andrew Elijah Edwards, you enter a philosophical wrestling match with the ineffable nature of his art. After all, his images are trying to create a visceral experience that he believes cannot be captured in language. In advance of the show's opening, Westword spoke with Edwards about the ideas behind his work..."
Channel 9 News features Professor Conor McGarrigle
Walking West is a durational performance in which new media artist Conor McGarrigle will walk Denver's Colfax Avenue, the longest continuous street in America, drawing a 26.2 mile line to be captured in a satellite photograph.
This project is a hybrid work, which combines the resolutely analog activity of walking mediated through advanced digital technology. It highlights the ways in which digital technologies permeate all aspects of our everyday lives, seeking to leverage them as tools to support new spatial practices, which have the potential to facilitate new thinking on the city and everyday life. It builds on recent work that has explored methods of combining the 20th-century avant-garde practice of walking art and the Situationist concept of psychogeography with digital technology to foster new thinking on the role of artistic and social practices in re-enchanting urban space.
Emergent Digital Practices @ C-cubed Studios (Top floor of the Shwayder Art Building)
EDP BA Student Exhibit + Annual EDP Party
Come and Celebrate the work of EDP BA Students + the Annual EDP Party in the C-cubed Studios. Also check out the Studio Arts BA & BFA Students in the Myhren gallery and lobby.
Ableton Live Workshop
Saturday, April 26, 2014, 12 - 3 p.m. ($15) and Sunday, April 27, 2014, 12 - 3 p.m. ($20)
2121 E. Asbury, Denver CO 80208 HyberCube @ top floor of Shwayder Building
The Emergent Digital Practices Program is proud to host a two part workshop on using Ableton Live, taught by DJ Rex Buchanan (djrex.com). During the Ableton workshops you will learn all about Ableton Live 9 including how to work with both audio and midi. You'll learn an overview of how to build beats, bass lines, melodies and vocal elements into a unique original production. Finally, you'll learn to DJ and perform your creations in a live environment using the versatile Ableton platform. After our Ableton classes you will know all about the exciting world of producing and performing music in Ableton Live 9 Suite.
The workshop will be split into two parts with the second day building on the lessons of the first. The intro course is only $15 and the follow up is $20 = for less than two pizzas you can get up and running with Live.
Laptop with Live 9 and headphones are required. (a free 30 day trial is available).
(max 25 slots, RSVP to email@example.com)
Kristin Stransky - MFA Exhibition
Opening Friday, April 25th, 7 - 9 pm April 25th - May 24th, 2014
Plus Gallery 2501 Larimer Street, Denver, CO 80205
"common/myth" explores the transitions between consciousness and universal mythologies: digital consciousness/human consciousness, digital/physical, 2D/3D and mind/emotion/body. Interactive and wearable artworks construct volume through flat profiles, scanning devices record emotion through MRI, and sculptural pieces examine physical and mental connections.
The Deep Novelty Harvest Colony, a new video installation by Andrew Elijah Edwards, explores the medium of stereoscopic imagery through a range of new experimental techniques unique to the modern condition. Each imaging device within the installation holds a library of three dimensional spaces, and navigates stereo pair images depicting small moments of the world in its stillness. By accentuating the stereoscopic angles involved in the photography, widening the natural eye distances, the spaces take on a hyperreal quality as if carved out of reality itself. These spaces, while at times sitting silently within themselves, begin to exhibit emergent phenomena, bits of stereoscopic animation act as a sort of wildlife, composed of stereo collage, video, hand drawn and stop-motion animation.
Edwards' work is often an exploration into a kind of existential sensuality, a deep curiosity with the act of being aware and the strange beauty inherent in the felt presence of immediate experience. Growing up in northern New Jersey, he moved west to study film and digital art in Santa Fe New Mexico. Now in Denver, Edwards works as Lead Developer in Technology at the Denver Art Museum and is a graduate student at the University of Denver's Emergent Digital Practices program. The work on display in "harvest colony" is part of his thesis research project and represents the culmination of his degree.
Philippe Moore - MFA Exhibition
S.E.T.H. challenges and critiques how we use technology through performance within a sensor-embedded exo-suit. By drastically altering the way in which he perceives and expresses himself, Moore will explore technology as mediator and extension of the self. When perception is reality, the technology through which we choose to perceive the world should be critically examined.
One night only, April 5th, 7 p.m. Counterpath Press, 613 22nd St.
November 6, 2013, 7 p.m. | Artist Talk | C-cubed Studios (top floor of Shwayder Art Building) | Free & Open to the Public
"Miwa Matreyek is an internationally recognized animator, designer, and multimedia artist based in Los Angeles. She creates animated short films as well as live works that integrate animation, performance, and video installation. Arriving to animation from a background in collage, her work explores how animation transforms when it is combined with body, both physically in her performance pieces, as well as a composited video element in her short films."
September 19, 2013, 7 p.m. | Artist Talk | C-cubed Studios (top floor of Shwayder Art Building) | Free & Open to the Public
September 20, 2013, 3 p.m. | Denver Digerati Artist Roundtable | The Cloud (top floor of Shwayder Art Building) | Free & Open to the Public
Alex McLeod constructs hyperrealistic 3D environments filled with crystalline mountains, fiery lakes, and rotund clouds, all rendered in a sickly sweet and gooey candy-colored palette. Recalling the wide-open vistas of Romantic landscape painting while at the same time staging otherworldly dystopias, McLeod's digital prints act as hybrid spaces that imply an almost infinite recombination of the past and present, the real and virtual.
Alex's work has been shown in idn magazine, Wired magazine, Elle magazine, Artbox magazine, at Mass MOCA, scopeMIAMI, and galleries in Montreal, Toronto, Barcelona, San Jose, Argentina, Berlin, NYC, and many more.
April 9-12, 2013 | C-cubed Studios (top floor of Shwayder Art Building) | Free & Open to the Public
Wed, 4/10: Scholar Lecture: Ed Shanken, 7PM, Hypercube Thurs, 4/11: Sound performance/lecture: Yolande Harris, 7 p.m., Hypercube Fri, 4/12: Displaced Sound Workshop: Yolande Harris, 11-2 p.m., The Cloud (Workshop RSVP by April 5, email: Laleh.Mehran@du.edu)
Edward A. Shanken writes and teaches about the entwinement of art, science, and technology with a focus on interdisciplinary practices involving new media. He is Dorothy Kayser Hohenberg Chair of Excellence in Art History at University of Memphis, a member of the Media Art History faculty at the Donau University in Krems, Austria, and core visiting tutor at Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam. Fellowships include National Endowment for the Arts, American Council of Learned Societies, UCLA, University of Bremen, and Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Shanken earned a Ph.D. and MA in Art History at Duke University, an MBA at Yale University, and a BA at Haverford College. Recent and forthcoming publications include essays on art and software, art historiography, land art, investigatory art, sound art and ecology, and bridging the gap between new media and contemporary art. His forthcoming book, Inventing the Future: Art, Electricity, New Media will be published in Spanish, Portuguese, and Chinese in paper and e-text. He edited and wrote the introduction to a collection of essays by Roy Ascott, "Telematic Embrace: Visionary Theories of Art, Technology and Consciousness (University of California Press, 2003). His critically praised survey, Art and Electronic Media (Phaidon Press, 2009) has been expanded with an extensive, multimedia Online Companion: www.artelectronicmedia.com
Yolande Harris is a composer and artist engaged with sound and image in environment and architectural space. Her most recent artistic research projects Sun Run Sun: On Sonic Navigations (2008-2009), and Scorescapes (2009-2011) explore sound, its image and its role in relating humans and their technologies to the environment. These works consider techniques of navigation, sound worlds outside the human hearing range, underwater bioacoustics and the sonification of data. They take the form of audio-visual installations and performances, instruments, walks, performative lectures and writings.
Her work is presented internationally in the context of visual art exhibitions, music venues and media art festivals, including: MACBA Barcelona, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Hayward Gallery Touring UK, Netherlands Media Art Institute Amsterdam, ISEA, UCLA Hammer Museum, Villa Croce Genova, Issue Project Room NYC, Shedhalle Zurich, Transmediale Berlin, Atlantic Center for the Arts Florida, STEIM Amsterdam, Ear to the Earth Festival NYC, WRO Media Art Biennale Poland, HKW Berlin and Sonic Acts Festival Amsterdam.
Harris is currently an ORCiM Research Fellow at the Orpheus Institute for Advanced Studies and Research in Music in Ghent. Between 2008 and 2011 she was awarded a national artist subsidy from the Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture. She received her Ph.D. 'Scorescapes: On Sound, Environment and Sonic Consciousness' from Leiden University and the Orpheus Institute Gent (2011). She holds an M.Phil. in architecture/moving image from the University of Cambridge (2000), a B.A. in Music from Dartington College of Arts (1997), and studied music and art history at Edinburgh University (1995).
Sponsored by the Marsico Visiting Scholars Grant & Emergent Digital Practices
Annica Cuppetelli & Cristobal Mendoza
Thursday, February 28, 7 p.m.: Artists Talk (Free & Open to the Public) Friday, March 1, 11:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.: Open Framework for Processing Users (Workshop RSVP by February 22, email: Laleh.Mehran@du.edu)
Events located at: C-cubed Studios: a Center for Creativity & Collaboration Top floor of Shwayder Art Building, University of Denver
Don't miss Annica Cuppetelli's and Cristobal Mendoza's Fuse Box exhibition, Transposition at the Denver Art Museum from March 24 - December 1, 2013.
This project is supported by the Hamilton Collaborative: A Visiting Artist Program of the University of Denver and the Denver Art Museum, generously funded by the Hamilton Family Foundation. The Fuse Box is supported by DAM Contemporaries, a membership group that supports the Modern and Contemporary Art Department of the Denver Art Museum.
Annica Cuppetelli (USA) and Cristobal Mendoza (Venezuela) began their artistic collaboration in the Fall of 2010. Their work has been exhibited in the Biennial of Video and Media Arts (Chile, 2012) and festivals such as Scopitone 2012 (FR), ISEA 2012, FILE 2011 (BRA), FAD 2011 (BRA), video_dumbo 2011 (NYC, USA) among others. Cuppetelli obtained her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art (Fibers, 2008) and Mendoza at the Rhode Island School of Design (Digital Media, 2007). Mendoza is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Art and Art History at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI, where they are based.
Wednesday February 27, 6-9 p.m. @ C-cubed Studios (top floor of Shwayder Art on the DU campus) Please join us for the Ableton Live 9 and Push Premiere Event (Free & Open to the Public) Featuring Darwin Grosse, Orville Kline and and host of new tech including Ableton Live 9, Max for Live and the new Push hardware connections!
January 21-23, 2013 Workshop: 3D scanning, January 23, 2013, 9 a.m., Denver Museum of Nature & Science Artist Talk: January 22, 2013, 6 p.m., HyperCube Exhibition in C-cubed Studios
Jonathan Monaghan is an artist working in animation and digitally mediated forms. Employing high-end technology in his process, Monaghan's work blends the fantastic and the surreal. He has presented his work internationally at the BFI Southbank in London, the International Rotterdam Film Festival, the Today Art Museum in Beijing and the Shanghai Doulon Museum of Modern Art. A graduate of the University of Maryland and a former Hamiltonian Fellow, he also presented his work in screenings and exhibitions nationally at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington DC, the Anthology Film Archives in New York, the Boston Underground Film Festival, and the San Francisco International Animation Festival. He has lectured at Ravensbourne College in London, the College Arts Association, and Tsinghua University in Beijing, in addition to being a U.S. Speaker and Specialist selected by the U.S. Department of State to speak in Bahrain. His 2011 MakerBot Artist Residency was featured on the Colbert Report, Bloomberg News, and NYC TV.
Wednesday, May 2nd @ 7 p.m. "Hydro-Acoustic Study 1" in the HyperCube with Paul Prudence. Also, a solo performance.
Friday, May 4th @ 7 p.m. "Hydro-Acoustic Study 2" at Gates Planetarium, DMN&S with Paul Prudence.
Francisco López is internationally recognized as one of the major figures of the sound art and experimental music scene. Over the past 30 years he has developed an astonishing sonic universe, absolutely personal and iconoclastic, based on a profound listening of the world. Destroying boundaries between industrial sounds and wilderness sound environments, shifting with passion from the limits of perception to the most dreadful abyss of sonic power, proposing a blind, profound and transcendental listening, freed from the imperatives of knowledge and open to sensory and spiritual expansion.
He has realized hundreds of concerts, projects with field recordings, workshops and sound installations in over 60 countries of the five continents. His extensive catalog of sound pieces (with live and studio collaborations with over 150 international artists) has been released by more than 250 record labels worldwide. He has been awarded three times with honorary mentions at the competition of Ars Electronica Festival and is the recipient of the Qwartz Award 2010 for best sound anthology.
Wednesday, May 2nd @ 7 p.m. "Hydro-Acoustic Study 1" in the HyperCube with Francisco Lopez.
Friday, May 4th @ 7 p.m. "Hydro-Acoustic Study 2" at Gates Planetarium, DMN&S with Francisco Lopez. Also, "Rynth" full-dome visualizations.
Paul Prudence is an artist and real-time visual performer using generative and computational methods to create audio responsive visual systems. An overview of selected works can be found at Transphormetic, as well as information on performances, lectures and exhibitions.
He is a researcher in the field of procedural art, computational design & earth processes. He maintains the weblog Dataisnature devoted to these subjects.
Marsico Visiting Scholar Karolina Sobecka will be giving a public Lecture on Wednesday February 29th at 6pm in the Shwayder Art Building, 2nd Floor.
Karolina Sobecka works with animation, design, interactivity, physical computing, computer games and other media and formats. Her work often explores cultural repercussions of scientific and technological advances, and the subjectivity of perception. Sobecka received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and her MFA from Cal Arts in Experimental Animation/Integrated Media. She has also studied and taught in the University of Washington's Digital Arts and Experimental Media PhD program. Sobecka's work has been shown at festivals and galleries around the world, including the V&A, the Beall Center for Art + Technology, ISEA, Medialab Prado. She has received awards from the Creative Capital, New York State Art Council, Princess Grace Foundation, the Platform International Animation Festival, Vida Art and Artificial Life Awards, Asia Digital Art Festival and the Japan Media Arts Festival.
Famous New Media Artist Jeremy Bailey will be giving a lecture at 4pm on Tuesday February 21st via skype. It will occur in cyberspace with the local node in the Shwayder Art Building, 2nd Floor HyperCube. He will talk about his work and how the live video camera has changed the nature of New Media. The talk will be an Augmented Reality.
Jeremy Bailey is a video and performance artist whose work is often confidently self-deprecating in offering hilarious parodies of new media vocabularies (Marisa Olson, Rhizome). His work has been featured in numerous exhibitions and festivals internationally. He received his MFA in Art Media Studies from Syracuse University in 2006.