Curated by Mat Tomezsko
, Curator and Program Manager at InLiquid Art & Design
, the exhibition features the work of eight Philadelphia-based artists and artist groups making innovative use of new media that collectively examine concepts of materiality, experience, and authorship in technology-based contemporary art.
Lyn Godley http://lyngodley.com/
Juggling Wolf http://www.jugglingwolf.com/
Christopher McManus http://hairanddiamonds.com
New American Public Art http://www.newamericanpublicart.com/
Maria Schneider http://inliquid.org/complete-artist-list/schneider-maria/
Jody Sweitzer http://inliquid.org/complete-artist-list/sweitzer-jody/
Chris Vecchio http://www.noisemantra.comLyn Godley
makes use of naturally occurring responses to particular light wavelengths and imagery in her photographs of water, which are altered digitally and threaded (by hand) with optic fiber and lit with LEDs to achieve an undulating effect. Juggling Wolf
, a multidisciplinary collective dedicated to creating video and animation that is technically challenging and visually rewarding, offers two versions of a new video: one full length playing in the gallery and a shorter version broadcast across campus using the technological infrastructure of the university. Christopher McManus
’ work is a sculpture and a 20 second video that plays in reaction to the audience’s interaction with the sculpture, which is a piece meant to be a physical representation of the internet: friendly, cute, and enticing while simultaneously being completely repulsive, mean-spirited, and horrifying.
A collective of artists, engineers, and designers dedicated to bringing engaging and empowering art to the public, and to encouraging a sense of ownership to community spaces, New American Public Art
has created an encounter with a monitor of a live video feed with a temporal delay. The delay is just long enough to create a disconnect, yet remain familiar as viewers are faced with images of themselves from the near past, but just beyond immediate memory. Maria Schneider’s
work begins with a pencil on paper drawing, which is then scanned and laser printed onto layers of polycarbonate and illuminated with LED light. The drawings evoke a common experience and a familiar medium, but are transformed by the technological process to become something new. Jody Sweitzer’s
outdoor sound and video installation is triggered by the movement of pedestrians on the patio after dark. The seemingly sinister messenger subverts the familiar recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance and emphasizes the tendency to insert religion into what is supposed to be a secular context. TangenT
is an artist collective dedicated to mixed-media, project-based immersive art environments exploring socially relevant and politically current themes. At Rowan, their immersive installation of disparate physical, visual, and sound elements seeks to examine the simultaneous connection and disconnection of experience, perception, and knowledge using government reporting on individuals and institutions as a meditation on information control, privacy, and truth.Chris Vecchio’s Cube
acts as a portal to a broad spectrum of audio content. It presents an engaging but ambiguous user interface that is both mysterious and surprising. Elements of both chance and control are at play as the user navigates through a maze of different sonic regions, triggering sound effects, sampling music, and eavesdropping on private conversations. His Printed Circuit Walls
celebrate the electronic mechanism by doing away with the constraints of packaging - or even circuit boards. By applying the circuitry directly to the wall, the electronics are free to sprawl, but at the same time integrated and therefore dependent upon the structure and space of a particular location.
Exhibition is free and open to the public Monday – Friday: 10 am – 5 pm, Wednesday: 10 am – 7 pm, and Saturday: noon - 5 pm.
Opening Reception and Artist Talk: Wednesday, February 11, 5 – 7pm