May 22nd: The Frame in Contemporary New Media Art

The frame around a painting serves to indicate where the art begins and ends, and modernist painters were among the first to experiment with the mutability of that boundary.  Traditional sculpture uses a pedestal for the same purpose, but what about video art, installation, and other forms of New Media?  Michael Mittelman,  founder of ASPECT: The Chronicle of New Media Art,  will show ways in which artists have used the concept of the frame to guide viewers.

When: Wednesday, May 22nd, 7:30pm
Where: Boston Cyberarts Gallery, 141 Green St.,  Jamaica Plain, MA
Presenter: Michael Mittelman, ASPECT founder
Free event
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About ASPECT: The Chronicle of New Media Art
ASPECT is a biannual DVD periodical of contemporary new media art.  Each volume assembles individual videos directly from artists with a second audio track by a curator or art critic.  Started in 2003, ASPECT has published the works of over 200 artists from 20 countries.  Recognized around the world as the premier journal of contemporary New Media Art , ASPECT is used widely in universities and cited by artists, teachers and curators. ASPECT is available as a DVD, an iPad app and streaming online.

About the Presenter
Michael Mittelman has been working at the intersection of art and technology for over twenty years.  In college he studied architecture and theater, with a thesis project on expressing human emotion through 3d models on the web, using the then cutting edge technology: VRML.   After several years as a technology consultant, he returned to academia and received an MFA from Massachusetts College of Art and subsequently taught at MassArt and Emerson College.  Seeing an enormous need for broader access to documentation and commentary of time-based art, Michael founded ASPECT: The Chronicle of New Media Art, a biannual publication of contemporary art.

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