Art & the Viewser
Exhibition Dates: Tuesday, November 5 – Tuesday November 26, 2013
Curated by George Roland and Darren Lee Miller
Panel Discussion: Tuesday, November 5, 7:00 – 8:00PM, Doane Hall A104
Opening Reception: Tuesday, November 5, 8:00 – 9:00PM, Art Galleries
This exhibition showcases works that use interactive digital tools prominently as part of their inception, process, and display. All the artworks in the show deploy various technologies to prompt simultaneous interactions that create a participatory experience. In many cases, there is an instantaneity to the pieces that affords the gallery viewer an interaction in which s/he can immediately observe the effects of his or her presence in real time. In other words, the very presence of the viewer may affect a change in the piece. While the technology itself is important, the central themes are sharing the creative process with the viewer, and creating structures where viewers are changing the form or function of the piece (and therefore essential to its creation). Artists include Pippin Barr, Jeremy Boyle, Molleindustria (Paolo Pedercini), Jessica Thompson, George Roland, and Erik Sanner.
This exhibition is supported in part by Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA), the regional arts funding partnership of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency.