[inter]sections March 24 to April 19, 2014 , Westchester Community College Fine Arts Gallery
curated by Claudia Jacques
Five male artists use code, drawing, mail, software, sound, sculpture, and video to explore the intersections of education, art and technology. Highlighting process and practice, this exhibition seeks to involve the viewer both physically and metaphorically as form emerges from function within the gallery environment.
[inter]sections is an invitation into the creative processes of five male artists who through interdisciplinary approaches to art, technology and education present refined abilities to integrate radically different elements, skills, and ideas to produce their artworks.
Andy Deck is a net art pioneer and educator who uses participative processes and electronic media to intersect art and technology by producing ‘dematerialized, ephemeral, and interactive works’. He participates in this show with “mobile media as a platform for art.”
“Since app stores like Google's Play do not permit artists to introduce their work in a category such as Art, artists must instead adapt to the existing choices.”
Carlos Delgado’s is a composer and educator who expands and intersects sound, programing and logic to make art. He will be showing an “interactive installation that uses Markov chains to model baroque counterpoint in the style of J.S. Bach to automatically compose polyphonic music.”
Matt Ferranto is a sculptor, art-historian, designer and educator who integrates technology into his work with the most refined transparency. He will be participating in the show with sculptures that are little painted figures, that according to him “form a kind of self-portrait, something like the “friends” section of Facebook or the assemblage of faces on the cover of Sgt. Pepper.”
Dustin Grella is an animator and documentary filmmaker who intersects fine art, film and digital computing to call attention to the mundane world. During the show he will be showing and producing his “Animation Hotline, a series of micro-animations where he uses crowd-sourced voicemail messages for content. If you've got a story give him a call at 212-683-2490.”
Kurt Ralske is a musician, programmer, art theoretician, performer, media artists and educator whose creative process is permeated by interdisciplinary concepts of space and time, real and virtual. Through face recognition software that isolate faces in Gillo Pontecorvo’s famous 1966 film, The Battle of Algiers. Kurt’s algorithms change the focus of the movie and tell the story through a new lens.