“Electric Art Show” to feature fun interactive and electronic works by VPA computer art students and faculty
“Electric Art Show” to feature fun interactive and electronic works by VPA computer art students and facultyApril 03, 2009Erica Blustesblust@syr.edu
Graduate students and faculty in the Department of Transmedia’s computer art program in Syracuse University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) will present the “Electric Art Show,” an exhibition of interactive and electronic works, on Friday, April 10, from 8–11 p.m. at XL Projects, 307-313 S. Clinton St., Syracuse. The show is free and open to the public.
The “Electric Art Show” features fun, interactive art installations, 3-D computer animation, culture jamming and physical computing projects. All of the artwork functions using electronics and computers in some way, making this an exhibition fit for the 21st century.
The graduate students’ projects include an installation that reveals flirtatious messaging that happens on craigslist in Syracuse, a culture jamming project that takes greenwashing marketing propaganda and flips it on its head, an augmented reality device that allows the user to control a real person as if he or she was a video game, a series of prints generated by a custom sound-to-image visualizer, a showing of an Internet TV show that takes an absurd look at the relationship between a man and his wearable computer named Al, and a seller’s booth for a dubious new software that purports to replace human socializing.
The computer art program is dedicated to exploring the possibilities of digital media in a fine-art, experimental context. Through instruction in interactive media, procedural thinking and virtual space/time, students are encouraged to develop their vision and technical skills.
VPA is committed to the education of cultural leaders who will engage and inspire audiences through performance, visual art, design, scholarship and commentary. The college provides the tools for self-discovery and risk-taking in an environment that thrives on critical thought and action. Learn more at http://vpa.syr.edu.