Posts Tagged ‘stanford’

Christian Marclay’s Video Quartet

Across a bank of four screens, Maria Callas, Jimi Hendrix, Marilyn Monroe and scores of other musicians and actors make some kind of sound, seemingly in response to each other—much like players in a musical ensemble. This is Christian Marclay’s “Video Quartet,” a publicly and critically acclaimed 14-minute DVD projection, on view November 14 through…

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Stanford visiting artist Ellen Lake creates a cultural paradox across decades

The artist returns to obsolete technologies as a way to slow down time and reflect on both the past and the current media landscape.

Ellen Lake discovered a golden age of 16mm film. For a brief period the diacetate Kodachrome film used between 1939 and 1942 produced lush color and appears today perfectly preserved, as opposed to triacetate film that came into popular use in the mid-1940s and did not hold up nearly as well. Lake, a visiting artist at…

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International interactive artist Camille Utterback delivers public lecture as part of the new Mohr Visiting Artist Program at Stanford

The artist discusses her interactive installations and how they engage the viewer in a dynamic, kinesthetic experience at the intersection of art and technology.

Pioneering artist Camille Utterback’s acclaimed interactive installations and reactive sculptures engage participants in a dynamic process of kinesthetic discovery and play. It is difficult to simply observe her work. It begs investigation and participation. To create her work, Utterback uses video tracking software and other sensors to react and respond to human movement and gesture. Her work…

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