Wednesday, March 24, 2010
The SOAG Public Events Committee has invited three people to discuss how
electronics have affected their art making, as well as how electronics have
broadened the definition of what constitutes “art.” In addition the artists
will discuss how they reach their audiences by communicating electronically.
The panel discussion will take place at the State of the Art Gallery on
Wednesday, March 24, 2010 at 7p.m..
Tammy Renee Brackett , Alfred, N.Y.
Assistant Professor of Digital Media and Animation at Alfred State College
Tammy’s installations are sometimes based on sound, sometimes video, and
often incorporate more traditional materials as well. She is known as a
media artist who relies on the world of technology to create her art.
Brackett has exhibited in Japan, Croatia, Hungary, China and the United
States and was included in the Albright-Knox Art Gallery’s biennial
exhibition, Beyond/In Western New York in 2005 and 2007.
Rhonda Morton, Corning, N.Y.
Founder of Alligator Mouth Improv
Rhonda received a NYSCA artist grant last summer to produce “Performance Deli: Art Made to Order” <http://www.alligatormouth.com/performance-deli> which included “on-line orders” of improvisations that were videotaped and posted to YouTube. Customers were emailed the link to watch the performance purchased. She is also developing support for Alligator Bites http://www.alligatormouth.com/bites, a new worldwide educational project, through Kickstarter http://kck.st/9Joeo9. She uses technology in her improvisational pieces, including video screened on a 20-foot fabric scrim http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZqXQsnwurwU.
John Criscitello, Ithaca, N. Y.
Founder of Video/Art/Ithaca
John, a mixed media artist whose interests range from sculptural
installation, video art, painting and drawing, is the founder of the
quarterly screening of video and short film called Video/Art/Ithaca. He
began working with video during a residency at Sculpture Space in Utica, NY
1992 and has shown his work in numerous solo and group exhibitions.
Currently his work reflects a continuing exploration of the place of
spirituality in a world filled with loss. He continues to delve into the
endless possibilities that digital media hold for the artist today.