The Phoenix Experimental Arts Festival at Paradise Valley Community College presents an art exhibition featuring sculpture, digital video and interactive media by visual artists Muriel Magenta, Mary Neubauer, and Adriene Jenik Feb. 4–21, 2013, in the Center for the Performing Arts at Union Hills and 34th Street.
“Momentum: Women/Art/Technology” is a highlight during PVCC’s Experimental Arts Festival Friday and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8- 9. A reception for the artists will be held 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8. It is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
The exhibit , organized by PVCC Art faculty Adria Pecora and Nathan Feller, draws from an international online database Momentum: Women/Art/Technology, which features work by distinguished and emerging women artists, authors, curators, and educators who embrace technology as their mode of expression. The database was created by artist and educator Muriel Magenta in concert with the Institute for Women and Art at Rutgers University and the School of Art at Arizona State University. It has been presented at the 2012 College Art Association conference in Los Angeles and has been featured at celebrated international locations including the Brooklyn Museum and the Tribeca Performing Arts Center in New York.
MURIEL MAGENTA’S studio practice progresses along two parallel paths: the dynamics of urban culture, and advancing the representation of women in art and society. She explores the interface between various electronic media, while continuing her involvement with gallery installation and theatre environments. Her larger objective is to create a visual experience in an actual space and then transmit it over electronic networks into virtual settings. Magenta is Professor of Intermedia at Arizona State University where she teaches courses involving new media concepts.
MARY NEUBAUER’S artistic process of data visualization makes manifest hidden aspects of our surroundings, expanding our awareness of systems, cities, and time. Her artwork takes the form of 2-dimensional images, sculptural forms, animations, and interactive public works. The artist describes her work as “information-bearing surfaces” created from long streams of data such as statistical records of natural and human cycles. Large scale DVD projections allow viewers to travel through brightly colored numeric worlds. Neubauer is Professor and Area Head in Sculpture at the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University.
ADRIENE JENIK is a telecommunications media artist. She serves as Professor and Director of the School of Art at Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University. Jenik’s artwork operates at the forefront of exploratory media and new media narrative. Jenik deploys technologies such as community–based wireless networks to explore new forms of literature, cinema, and performance. Her work presents a narrative sensibility that is sometimes community based, sometimes addresses issues of gender and sexuality, and sometimes looks at the human connection in a technology–mediated world.
Paradise Valley Community College is located at 18401 N. 32nd St., Phoenix
The Center for the Performing Arts is located at 34th Street and Union Hills.
Event parking is always free.
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