Code and the Artist's Mark
a panel discussion
with Jean-Pierre Hébert, C.E.B. Reas, and Camille Utterback
moderator: Linda Lauro-Lazin, Adjunct Associate Professor, Digital Arts, Pratt Institute
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5th
12:30 to 2:30pm
E-2 Lecture Hall
ARC Building, lower level
Brooklyn campus, Pratt Institute
This event is free and open to the public.
Jean-Pierre Hébert pioneered the creation of conceptual drawings based on original code proofed by computer-driven devices. He produces algorithmic, lyrical and spiritual works on paper, on sand, visual music and installations. His work has been exhibited throughout the U.S. and has achieved international recognition. Hébert is currently Artist in Residence at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics at U.C. Santa Barbara and has been awarded a Pollock-Krasner grant. jeanpierrehebert.com
C.E.B. Reas is an artist who lives and works in Los Angeles. He focuses on defining processes and translating them into images. He is an associate professor and chair of the department of Design | Media Arts at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Reas has exhibited his work internationally at institutions including Laboral (Gijon, Spain), The Cooper-Hewitt Museum (New York), and the National Museum for Art, Architecture, and Design (Oslo), and at galleries including Bitforms (New York), BANK (Los Angeles), and [DAM] Berlin, and at festivals including Sonar (Barcelona), Ars Electronica (Linz), and Microwave (Hong Kong).
With Ben Fry, Reas initiated Processing.org in 2001. Processing is an open source programming language and environment for creating images, animation, and interaction. In September 2007, they published Processing: A Programming Handbook for Visual Designers and Artists, a 736 page comprehensive introduction to programming within the context of visual media (MIT Press). His essays have appeared in the books Network Practices (Princeton Architectural Press), Aesthetic Computing (MIT Press), Code: The Language of Our Time (Hatje Cantz), and the Programming Cultures issue of Architectural Design (Wiley). reas.com
Camille Utterback is an internationally acclaimed artist whose interactive installations and reactive sculptures engage participants in a dynamic process of kinesthetic discovery and play. Utterback's work explores the aesthetic and experiential possibilities of linking computational systems to human movement and gesture in layered and often humorous ways. Her work focuses attention on the continued relevance and richness of the body in our increasingly mediated world.
Utterback's extensive exhibit history includes more than fifty shows on four continents. Recent awards include a Transmediale International Media Art Festival Award (2005), and a Rockefeller Foundation New Media Fellowship (2002), a Whitney Museum commission for their ArtPort website (2002), and a US Patent (2004). Her work has been collected by The La Caixa Foundation, Hewlett Packard, The Pittsburgh Children's Museum, and others.
Utterback has a BA in Art from Williams College, and a Masters degree from The Interactive Telecommunications Program at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. She lives and works in San Francisco. www.camilleutterback.com