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Robb Fladry, November 4 – 15

Robb Fladry - Terminal

 

Robb Fladry is a new media designer, artist and filmmaker working with video and sound alongside traditional techniques. He earned an MFA at the University of South Florida focusing on digital video + electronic arts and a BFA in studio art from Austin Peay State University.  He is currently the Head of Digital Media and Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at the Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design. He lives in Denver, Colorado with his wife Shelley and their two cats – Ambassador Vittles and Nibblets.

He has exhibited his video installations and live a/v performances nationally and internationally, including the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville, the BEA Festival for Media Arts in Las Vegas, Electronic Language International Festival FILE: Rio de Janeiro 2009 and FILE: Såo Paulo 2008.

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Josh Gumiela, October 21 – November 1, 2013

Josh Gumiela Terminal

 

Josh Gumiela is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Art at Austin Peay State University. His work often combines low and high technology with natural elements to create immersive interactive media installations and environments. He’s interested in themes of postmemory, diaspora, and displacement as well as matters of time and timelessness, privacy, open source culture, and the deconstruction/repurposing of archaic, discarded, and ubiquitous technology.

 

Anticipating Yesterday
Sound and water installation, 2013 (documentation)
4:38

Water slowly drips from a dilapidated ceiling and falls into a worn metal pan. The sound of each droplet hitting the pan is scattered into rhythmic echoes of the initial event. As more and more droplets are collected–no two events sound exactly alike–the sound gradually crescendos to a cacophonous cadence representing the inexorable march of decay and the human wish to ‘go back and do it again.’

The installation resets itself every few minutes, setting the stage for a new cycle that is always different from the one before. The sound is controlled by an MSP patch that recalls the sounds of the prior droplets and disrupts the rhythm each time a new drop hits the pan. Four speakers positioned in the room envelop the beholder in spatialized sound.

 

 

 

DeleopolisVideo and programming, 2013
10:00

Deleopolis is a video installation that explores the decay and detritus of architecture and urban infrastructure.

 

 

 

 

 

Entomogoria
Video and programming, 2013
7:42

 

Entomogoria uses abstract images of insects to playfully discover the precarious space that exists between fear and euphoria of the natural and increasingly technological world.

 

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Angela Washko “It’s Just Not Fair”, October 7 – 18, 2013

Angela Washko

 

Angela Washko ( a Terminal Award winner )is a New York based artist and facilitator devoted to mobilizing communities and creating new forums for discussions of feminism where they do not exist. These forums are created through actions, interventions, videos, and performances- sometimes in video games. She recently founded the Council on Gender Sensitivity and Behavioral Awareness in World of Warcraft.

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Terminal Award: Drawing Circuits by Gottfried Haider

Drawing Circuits by Gottfried Haider

 

launch Drawing Circuits

Terminal and the Center of Excellence in the Creative Arts at Austin Peay State University are pleased to announce the launch of Drawing Circuits by Gottfried Haider. Haider is a recipient of a 2013 – 2014 Terminal Award. The Terminal Award is granted annually to four artists to help in the creation of new internet based artworks.

Drawing Circuits is a website that guides users to draw (electrical) circuit boards using their mouse or trackpad to free draw. Drawing Circuits juxtaposes the practice of drawing with the creation of circuitry. Haider is dealing with the largely hidden and undervalued nature of electronics in contemporary media art contexts. The site functions both as a facilitator for an experience, as well as a tool for the creation of circuit boards. The experience includes imagery, music and interventions, that bring elements from a drawing studio into the website. As a tool, the website allows users to export their drawings in a way that they can be easily machined into real copper clad boards ( using a CNC mill or a vinyl cutter).

 Gottfried Haider is a media artist born in Vienna. He studied Digital Arts at Vienna University of Applied Arts before joining UCLA’s Design Media Arts program on a Fulbright Scholarship. His work was awarded an Award of Distinction (2nd place) at Prix Ars Electronica 2004.

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Heather D. Freeman, September 23 – October 4, 2013

Heather D. Freeman, Terminal

 

Heather D. Freeman is Associate Professor of Digital Media at the University of North Carolina – Charlotte where she teaches digital print, animation, video, installation and drawing. She grew in Skillman, New Jersey and was heavily influenced by her parents’ careers in the sciences. She holds a B.A. in Fine Art and German Studies from Oberlin College and an MFA in Studio Art from Rutgers University.  Previously, Freeman worked as an art director, graphic designer, editor and animator in New York and New Jersey.  She also taught art, graphic design and visual rhetoric since 2001 at various institutions including the University of Kentucky and Clemson University. Her work is regularly exhibited regionally and nationally and has appeared in international exhibitions in Canada, China, Cuba, Germany, Hungary, New Zealand, Sweden and Thailand.  More of her work can be viewed at EpicAnt.com and PersonalDemons.org.

 

 

Statement:

I was always interested in the language and symbolic forms of science and where these intersect with mythic, religious and popular iconographies. With the birth of my son Quinn in 2008, this interest shifted to the linguistic growth of children. As a two-year-old, my son’s language skills went through a developmental explosion, and I found myself cataloguing his verbal discoveries. I reinterpreted my son’s language-defined worldview by taking his interests (trucks, dinosaurs, owls, playgrounds, etc.) and translating them into my own concerns (sustainable energy, ecological diversity, social justice, etc.) These became portraits of my son’s shifting Weltanschauung.

My son’s language skills metamorphose as he grows. As his ability to express the world matures, so accrue his fascinations, from construction equipment to video games, from monsters to death. As his relationship to a complex society matures, my relationships as a mother also evolve.

I find myself investigating old interests (science, human history, popular culture) through the lens of motherhood, with all its self-doubts, flailing, and absurdity contrasted with deep assurance. My son’s growth constantly re-defines motherhood for me, just as the changing nature of childhood re-shapes my investigations of the non-familial world.

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Jonathan Rattner, September 9 – 20, 2013

Jonathan Rattner - Terminal

 

Jonathan Rattner is a lens-based artist who primarily produces experimental nonfiction film and videos.  His material usually consists of fragmentary images of the everyday, which are reassembled into unexpected configurations in an effort to draw attention to the forgotten, the ignored, the banal, and the unseen. In his work, Rattner seeks to offer an open and elastic aesthetic experience that reimagines our physical and temporal landscape and invites viewers to interact with what they see and to create meaning by reflecting on their own experiences, ideas, and truths.

end, end, end: 2013

8 minutes, 45 seconds

end, end, end is a cinematic essay about the dying of a loved one, inability to make coffee, and the desire to remember things that have been forgotten. It is a work woven around a found audio recording of an American Poet using his voice to mark, in various ways, the beginning and end of his analog audio reels.

 

FOR ISSA: 2012 video

11 minutes, 14 seconds

A travelogue composed as a series of visual haikus in the spirit of 19th century Japanese poet and wanderer Issa.   Through a distillation of impressions, the haiku poets of Issa’s time sought to express moments in a crystallized state. In order to capture experience as a unity and totality, the haiku structure consisted of two elements: the first represented the object, condition, or situation; the second represented perception. The desired result was a nexus of self and world.

Footage for this work was gathered over a two year period from various locations, including Thailand, Japan, New York, Iowa, Oregon and Tennessee.

 

all night looking

at my wrinkled hands

autumn rain

 

— Issa —

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Black & Jones, April 22 – May 10, 2013

2001 Retold, Black & Jones

 visit Black & Jones’s Site

Statement

Our work is based on several assumptions; first, that life is good, second, that two artists working together are better than one working alone, and third, that information is there for the taking. That said, we seek to create new works from both existing and original audio-visual information.

We are part of a long line of collage theorists extending from Kurt Schwitters to Kara Walker, from John Cage to Brian Eno.

Using the techniques of digital sound and video editing – both in the studio and in live performances – our work explores the history of cinema, the culture of the Internet, the richness of language, the pervasiveness of music and all the ways in which media intersect and interact to create new languages expressive of our time.

In 2001 Retold, we ripped a dvd of Kubrick’s classic film 2001: A Space Odyssey and divided it up by dvd chapters. We then asked a variety of people to watch one chapter and recorded their retelling of the narrative. The original movie was then re-edited to match this retelling.

2001 Retold – Chapter 12 from Black and Jones on Vimeo.

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Channel TWo to Launch “Instances” and Lecture at APSU on April 9, 2013

Channel TWo Terminal

 

Project Information 

An instance is an intentional hidden message, inside joke, or feature in a work such as a computer program, movie, book, or crossword. Some [instances] may be intentional tools used to detect illegal copying, others are clearly examples of unauthorized functionality that has slipped through the quality-control tests at the vendor.

“Channel TWo: Instances” consists of thirteen augmented reality instances hidden across the campus of Austin Peay State University, beginning on April 9 and running through May 10. Each instance will direct you to a Channel TWo, downloadable friendly care package. All thirteen instances, you will need to download the Layar augmented reality browser by going to the Layar website and downloading the browser onto your iPhone or Android phone (http://www.layar.com/download/). In order to begin finding instances, visit the Channel TWo site for instructions at: http://www.onchanneltwo.com/instances

 

Bios

 

Adam Trowbridge and Jessica Westbrook collaborate as Channel TWo (CH2), a studio/research construct focused on mixed reality, media, design, development, and distribution, authorized formats + unauthorized ideas, systems of control + radical togetherness. Channel TWo is loosely aligned with the concept of over-identification, Slavoj Žižek’s description of a tactic intended to reveal the hidden nature of dominant ideologies — not by pointing to them but by becoming extreme forms of them. CH2 intersects joyful/play-oriented aesthetic experiences and user interfaces with challenging social undercurrents. Projects take the form of computer viruses, virtual environments, augmented realities, and motion/generative graphics. CH2 was awarded a Rhizome Commission in 2012, a Turbulence Commission in 2011, and a Terminal Commission in 2009. Trowbridge and Westbrook are both Assistant Professors at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago where they teach in the Department of Contemporary Practices and the Department of Art and Technology Studies.

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Lei Han, April 8 – 19, 2013

Lei Han Terminal

 

Lei Han is a new media artist, educator and designer. Fascinated by the influences of eastern philosophy in western art, especially in modern and contemporary art, her recent work aim for creating the cohesion between spirituality and creativity, and as well as making new connections between artist, viewer and object/subject. Lei’s current work, in experimental video, digital animation, video art and interactive video installation, has been exhibited at galleries, museums, and film festivals nationally and internationally. Including Krannert Art Museum, the Arts Center, St. Petersburg, Asheville Fine Arts Theater, North Carolina Visions, and Shenzhen & Hongkong Bi-City Biennial, China.

Lei received her BA in fashion design from Shenzhen University in China and her MFA in computer arts from Memphis College of Art. She is currently Assistant Professor of Multimedia Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Asheville and board member of The Media Arts Project.

http://nm.unca.edu/~lhan/mysite/

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