High-tech student work is currently on display at the College’s Westside Gallery, 133/141 West 21st Street, which is presenting “Tactile Processing: The Pre/Post Visualization of BFA Computer Art, Computer Animation and Special Effects Department Exhibition.” This exhibition, curated by Kate Schaffer and Jimmy Calhoun, features work that highlights the processes that are part of the senior thesis projects. Storyboards, sculptures, paintings and drawings—either created as reference for or inspired by a final computer art, computer animation or visual effects work—will be on view through Saturday, May 24. The department will also be screening thesis projects on Wednesday, May 14, 7 – 10pm, at the Walter Reade Theater, 165 West 65th Street. Free and open to the public.
Another meeting of technology and art takes place in the new theatrical piece, Beware of a Holy Whore. Doris Mirescu, a member of the BFA Film, Video and Animation Department faculty, is presenting a multimedia adaptation of filmmaker Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s 1971 darkly comic movie about the making of Wamung von einer heiligen Nutte. According to Mirescu, who directed the show, it features, “criss-crossing cameras, live feed video, live music and a cast of twenty.” The cast is drawn from the ranks of students in the department’s Advanced Acting course. Beware of a Holy Whore performances take place May 15 – 17, 8pm, at the Visual Arts Theater, 333 West 23rd Street. General admission $15, students $10.
Image: David Han, still from Alien Abduction, 2008; from “Tactile Processing: The Pre/Post Visualization of BFA Computer Art, Computer Animation and Special Effects Department Exhibition.”