Oct. 23rd: Video in Art Installation

TV Buddha, Nam June Paik

Video is on the rise again: both at auction and in gallery and museum exhibits.  New flat screen and projection technologies have given video-based art a second lease on life.  Artists use many techniques including live feeds, recorded playback, and real-time generated graphics.  This panel of artists and curators will explore the issues particular to the use of video in fine art, including:

  • conveying meaning through video
  • video aesthetics
  • technical considerations

When: Wednesday, Oct 23rd, 7:30pm
Where: Boston Cyberarts Gallery, 141 Green St.,  Jamaica Plain, MA
Panel: George Fifield, Denise Marika, Erik Sanner
Free event
RSVP to info@atne.org. Space is limited.


About the Panel

George Fifield is a new media curator, a writer about art and technology, a teacher, and a former video artist.  He is the founding director of Boston Cyberarts Inc., a nonprofit arts organization, which has a number of projects in the Boston area including the Boston Cyberarts Gallery and Art on the Marquee, which puts media art on the 80 foot video marquee in front of the Boston Convention Center. He is also an independent curator of New Media with numerous projects here and abroad. His most recent exhibitions were Drawing with Code: Works from the collection of Anne and Michael Spalter at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in January 2011 and Act React: Interactive Installation Art at the Milwaukee Art Museum in October 2008. For thirteen years until 2006, Fifield was Curator of New Media at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, MA. He is adjunct faculty at Rhode Island of Design’s Digital + Media graduate program and teaches at Massachusetts College of Art.  In 2006, Fifield was honored with the First Annual Special Award for Distinguished Contribution to the Boston Arts Community by the International Association of Art Critics (AICA) Boston Chapter. In 2007, Boston Cyberarts was honored with the Commonwealth Award by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the category of Creative Economy.

Denise Marika is a video installation artist.  She has an MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles and is represented by the Howard Yezerski Gallery in Boston. She has exhibited across the US and internationally, including solo exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, MASS MoCA, Axiom Center for New and Experimental Media, Worcester Art Museum, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and a retrospective at the Pomona College Museum of Art. Works in permanent collections include the Rose Art Museum, the DeCordova Museum and the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation. She has received grants from the NEA and LEF Foundation among others, and is an associate professor at the Massachusetts College of Art Studio for Interrelated Media.  She has recently returned from Nepal on a project, “Denied: A Life Confined”, funded by the Fulbright Specialists Program.

Erik Sanner is a visual artist living and working in Harlem, NYC. He is represented by LICHT FELD Gallery in Basel, Switzerland. He has recently exhibited at Tria Gallery (NYC), the Courtauld Institute of Art (London), the Danforth Museum (Massachusetts), and Carmichael Gallery (LA). Sanner’s overarching goals include expanding our experience of painting by utilizing technology, promoting awareness of traffic cone aesthetics, and collaborating with artists and non-artists alike to realize projects no individual would have imagined or executed without sharing their visions and cooperating together.

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