The students in SVA’s MFA Computer Art Department regularly fuse the latest technologies with their creative visions. Those visions are on view in “Mediated Realities,” an exhibition of thesis projects from the class of 2009 that is on view at the Visual Arts Gallery, 601 West 26 Street, 15th floor, May 26 – June 6; there will be an opening reception on Tuesday, May 26, 6 – 8pm, and a live performance and demonstration of projects on Saturday, May 30, 2pm.
Curated by faculty member Russet Lederman, the show collects nearly 45 projects, including experimental linear video; networked media; video and audio installation; non-narrative and narrative 3D animation; and interactive installation and performance. Using technology to explore the inner self and the outer world, the artists also examine how their relationship to one another and their environment is mediated through technology, questioning social interactions in a media-saturated environment.
More video work from the MFA Computer Art Department will be screened on Tuesday, May 26, 8pm, at Monkey Town, 58 North Third Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The one-night event will feature single-channel and multiple-channel video art works created in faculty member Jarryd Lowder’s New Forms in Video and DVD-Video Authoring courses. Admission is $5 (with a $10 minimum), and reservations are recommended (click here).
Images: (top) Chan-Chia Chang, Pause Replay, 2009; (bottom) Thanawadee Chagasik, Untie Twine, 2009.