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jihui presents Camille Utterback , Wed. Feb. 25, 7PM

jihui - Digital Salon presents Camille Utterback
Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2003 7 PM
Parsons Design Lab
55 West 13th Street, 9th Fl.
New York, NY 10011

"Physical Grammars of 'Interactivity'"

Camille Utterback will present her widely exhibited interactive installations, and discuss how she uses sensing technologies to deconstruct and refigure traditional media forms. Utterback's work refocuses attention on the embodied self in an increasingly mediated culture. The goal of her work is to question simplistic tropes of 'interaction,' while at the same time pointing at deeper emotional states implied by the physical grammar of interactivity.

Camille will discuss a number of her innovative video tracking pieces, including 'Text Rain' (1999) created with Romy Achituv; 'Liquid Time Series' (2001-2002), currently on display at the Exploratorium in San Francisco; and her newest piece 'Untitled 5' (2004), commissioned by the Marlborough Chelsea Gallery where it is also currently on exhibit. Camille will also present works from her 'Potent Objects' series – a set of sensor based 'reactive objects' which explore our social anxiety about machines which can feel or emote.

Camille Utterback's work has been exhibited throughout the United States and internationally at venues including The NTT InterCommunication Center, Tokyo; The Seoul Metropolitan Museum of Art; The Netherlands Institute for Media Art; The Taipei Museum of Contemporary Art; The Center for Contemporary Art, Kiev, Ukraine; and the Ars Electronica Center, Austria. Recent awards include a Rockefeller Foundation New Media Fellowship (2002-2003), a commission from the Whitney Museum for their artport website (2002), and inclusion in the'TR100 – the top 100 innovators of the year under 35' by MIT's Technology Review (2002). Utterback also develops installations for commercial and museum settings via her company Creative Nerve. Recent commissions include projects for The American Museum of Natural History in New York and The Pittsburgh Children's Museum.

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jihui is made possible through the generous support from the Digital Design Department and Parsons Design Lab of Parsons School of Design and from the Rockefeller Foundation