This winter quarter the Pearl Conard Art Gallery at The Ohio State University Mansfield will feature CONFLUX, an exhibition of 25 artists from around the world who work at the intersection of art, technology, and science. The exhibition will celebrate cross-disciplinary approaches to research by including mechanized dioramas, bio art, digital imaging, rapid prototype sculptures, animation, interactive web sites, electronic literature, and experimental sound art.
Among the participating artists is Jalila Essaïdi, a Dutch artist who collaborated with the Forensic Genomics Consortium Netherlands to create a ‘bulletproof’ skin, exploring the social, political, ethical and cultural issues surrounding safety in a world with access to new biotechnologies. Raphael Perret, an artist based in Zürich, Switzerland, will travel to our campus and present the sculptural artifacts of a multidisciplinary research project dealing with the materialization of human movement within space. Pete Froslie, Assistant Professor of Art and Technology at the University of Oklahoma, will exhibit several works, including a textual adaptation of War and Peace created with custom software that inputs text and rewrites it using entries from a thesaurus. Israeli artist Nadav Assor will display digital video acquired from an eye-tracking camera rig, such as is normally used for psychology and market research. You will find a complete list of the 25 participating artists and their websites below.
This exhibition, the first of its kind at The Ohio State University Mansfield, will run from January 19th – March 2nd, 2012 with an opening reception on Thursday January 19th from 5 – 8 pm.
Please make a special effort to spread the word about this exciting exhibition. For more information, contact us or visit the CONFLUX exhibition website @ http://www.confluxexhibition.com/
Kate Shannon & John Thrasher
CONFLUX PARTICIPATING ARTISTS
Assistant Professor or Media: Art and Technology, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma
Research Associate and Lecturer, Interaction Design, ZHdK Zurich University of the Arts, Zurich, Switzerland
Cary Peppermint, Assistant Professor, University of Rochester, Department of Art and Art History, Rochester, New York
Leila Nadir, Lecturer, University of Rochester, Sustainability Studies, Rochester, New York
Professor of Humanities, Medaille College, Buffalo, New York
Associate Professor of Art, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, North Carolina
Multimedia artist based in Los Angeles, California
Bio Artist based in Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Jürgen Trautwein aka jtwine
Experimental artist based in San Francisco, California
New Media artist based in Taipei, Taiwan
Assistant Professor of New Media Art, College of Visual Art + Design, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas
Assistant Professor of Graphic Design, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, North Carolina
Assistant Professor of Digital Media at the University of North Carolina Charlotte, Charlotte, North Carolina
Professor of Art, Department of Art, Art and Technology Area, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
Assistant Professor of Art, Department of Art and Visual Technology, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia
Assistant Professor of Art, Department of Art, Art and Technology Area, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
Associate Professor, Department of Digital Arts, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York
Adjunct Assistant Professor, The Department of Art and Technology Studies, The School of The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Adjunct Faculty, Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, Ohio
Lecturer, Department of Art, Art and Technology Area, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
Lecturer, 3 Dimensional Studies, Owens Community College, Toledo, Ohio
Assistant Professor of Industrial Design, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina
Su Hyun Nam
Instructor, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
New Media artist and MFA candidate at the International Center of Photography, Bard College
Washington D.C. based studio artist and MFA candidate at the University of Maryland.