RIFNM 06 The 1st Reno Interdisciplinary Festival of New Media

RIFNM 06 The 1st Reno Interdisciplinary Festival of New Media

The Department of Art
University of Nevada, Reno

The 1st Reno Interdisciplinary Festival of New Media (RIFNM) highlights an international selection of work by graduate and Phd students working with new digital technologies for the creation of art. Artists working in and across disciplines were invited to submit works to be considered for five interrelated events/venues: exhibit, netart, perform, project(full-dome) and present. The resulting festival schedule of events presents a unique opportunity to directly experience innovative work being created by a diversity of emerging artists exploring digital systems for visual and experiential production.

RIFNM 06 will feature a wide range visual and performative media incorporating digital systems, including but not limited to: interactive art, robotics, movement/dance, net art, full-dome video/animation, generative systems, video installation, electronic music an performance art.

Participating Artists/Affiliations:
-Arthur Elsenaar and Remko Scha, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
-Gudmundur S. Gunnarsson, Mills College
-Sabrina Berryman, University of Utah
-Margaret Noble and Edyta Stepien, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
-Jolanta A Lapiak, NSCAD, Nova Scotia, Canada
-Martin Machado, San Francisco Art Institute
-Suzanne Yo Martinsen, University of Central Florida
-Pete Froslie, Massachusetts College of Art
-Alejandro Duque, European Graduate School, Switzerland
-Jamie Timms, University of California, Santa Barbara
-Mike Godwin, University of California, Santa Barbara
-Conor McGarrigle, National College of Art & Design Dublin, Ireland
-Stephanie Jeanjean, Graduate Center of CUNY (City University of New York)
-Melissa Grey and Robert Kirkbride, The New School, New York City
-Pamela Kray, The New School, New York City
-So Jung Kwon, Otis School of Art and Design, Los Angeles
-Si Jae Byun, School of Visual Arts, New York City
-Walter Nelson, Griffith University, Australia
-Stephen Cady, University of Illinois, Chicago, School of Art and Design
-Jeanne Jo, Rhode Island School of Art and Design
-Jake Lee High, Massachusetts College of Art

Schedule of Events:

EXHIBIT - Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery, UNR
November 9 - December 15th
November 9, 6:00pm: Opening Comments by festival director, Joseph DeLappe and Marjorie Vecchio, Director, Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery, followed by a Panel Discussion with the artists featured in the exhibit.
Room 153, 1st Floor, Church Fine Arts Building
Festival Opening Reception to follow 6:30-8:30pm in the Gallery
This event is free and open to the public.

PRESENT - Black Box Theater, UNR
Friday, November 10th
Individual Grad Artist’s Presentations
Selected graduate student media artist’s from throughout the United States and abroad will gather to present and speak about their respective creative production.
This event is free and open to the public.

PERFORM - The Nevada Museum of Art
Wayne and Miriam Prim Theater
Friday, November 10th
7pm - 9pm
New media in performance, featuring:

1,2,3,5,8 Breezy Berryman Dance, University of Utah

Boltatilraun 1, music performance for four saxophones and electronics.
Gudmundur Steinn Gunnarsson, Mills College

Morphology and Face Shift, two "algorithmic choreography" pieces involving computer-controlled movements of the human face. Arthur Elsenaar and Remko Scha, Sheffield Hallam University, UK

160 W. Liberty Street, 329-3333 for tickets
$5 general $4 members and students
advanced tickets recommended: http://www.nevadaart.org/

PROJECT - Fleischmann Planetarium, UNR
Thursday, November 16th
Experimental video art and computer animations designed for “full-dome”, 360 degree projection.
7:30pm and 9:00pm
$5.00 General, $4.00 Students

NETART - www.unr.edu/art/RIFNM/netart.html (application deadline extended to Monday, November 6 - send URL for consideration!)
Online exhibition of Internet based artworks.

Contact info:
Joseph DeLappe, Chair, Festival Director 775-784-6624/delappe@unr.nevada.edu
Marki Vecchio, Director, Sheppard Gallery 775-784-6658
Dan Ruby, Associate Director, Fleishmann Planetarium

Reno, Nevada 89557