Pace Digital Gallery is pleased to present our second series of talks by internationally recognized new media artists.
Tuesday March 29 - jody zellen + johan kotlinski
6pm, 163 william St, 13th floor (follow the signs)
Pace Digital Gallery Artist-in-Residence 2005
Jody Zellen makes projects that are both site specific and unexpected, exploring architectural spaces as well as digital spaces. Her juxtaposes images of old and new cities reflecting a sense of nostalgia for the past, contrasted with wonder about the future. The works mirror the experience of navigating a charged metropolitan area. Through a bombardment of disparate images her pieces celebrate the complexity and unpredictability of urban space. A walk through the city becomes a vehicle for a meditation on space, time, and human interaction. She employs media-generated representations of contemporary and historic cities as raw material for aesthetic and social explorations.
Jody Zellen lives in Los Angeles. She works in many media simultaneously making photographs, installations, net art, public art, as well as artists' books that explore the subject of the urban environment. She was a recipient of a 2004 Cultural Affairs (COLA) Grant. Recent exhibitions included include: Futuresonic 04, Manchester England; Images Festival, Toronto, Canada, 2004; Festival of Cinema Nouveau Cinema, Montreal; FILE 2004, Brazil; and COSIGN 2004, Croatia. Her website "Ghost City" (www.ghostcity.com) begun in 1997 is an ever changing, poetic meditation on the urban environment. In addition to "Ghost City" other web projects include "Random Paths"
Zellen will be installing new work for Pace Digital Gallery this Summer.
Johan Kotlinski is a 26-year old M.Sc. Media Engineering student from the Royal Institute of Stockholm, Sweden, Kotlinski is most known for having developed the Little Sound Dj program, an independently produced handheld music editor for the Game Boy. It has inspired the growth of the so-called chip music scene - a music style that is focused on making music with vintage computers like Commodore 64, Amiga, NES, Game Boy etc.
The talk will present the evolution of Amiga music software from 1985 to 1992, and discuss how it's evolution was connected to social and technical issues. In particular, to the birth and growth of the European home computer hacking scene - which in turn originated from the by now mostly forgotten early 1980's American hacking culture. There will also be a case study of my Gameboy program, Little Sound Dj, which is a modern version of the classic music editors from the 1980's. I will try to show how interface concepts from the 1980's can be combined with present ideas and tools to generate a useful and modern handheld music editor.
future talks apr 19.
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Francis T Marchese, CSIS
Jillian Mcdonald, Fine Arts