Digital Art and Public Space: Expanding Definitions of
Saturday and Sunday April 26-27, 2003
at Boston University and the Harvard University Art Museums
Kathy Brew is an independent media producer, a curator, and an
educator. She is serving for the second season as the series/curatorial
consultant for Channel 13's REEL NY. She serves on the advisory committees
of Eyebeam Atelier (NY), Art Interactive (Cambridge), and the Electronic
Media Film Panel at the New York State Council on the Arts. She recently
completed a video with collaborator Roberto Guerra for the MIT Media Lab
on her recent curatorial project ID/entity: Portraits in the 21st Century.
San Francisco based James Buckhouse's solo and collaborative artworks
have been commissioned and/or presented by the Dia Foundation for the
Arts, Creative Time, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. While the
2000 visiting artist at Stanford University's Digital Art Center,
Buckhouse co-curated "Refresh: Art of the Screensaver."
Canner and John Ewing
Media artist and filmmkaker Liz Canner is currently a Radcliffe Institute
Fellow developing "The Other Side," a multi-media project
addressing parolees and communities. Her previous film and media projects
have been shown at the New York Film Festival, the Human Rights Watch Film
Festival, and at museums across the country. Canner's Symphony of A City
collaborator John Ewing is a video, mural, and collaborative artist who
has developed numerous projects emphasizing community participation and
social justice. Boston-based, Ewing has worked in North America, Central
America, and Cuba; his projects have been supported by the National
Endowment for the Arts and the Rockefeller Foundation.
Nick Capasso is Curator at DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park in Lincoln,
Massachusetts, and a frequent contributor to local, national, and
internation exhibitions, publications, and discussions addressing the
history and current state of public art and public sculpture and new
approaches to contemporary art.
Electronic Disturbance Theater co-founder Ricardo Dominguez has developed
online, performance-based, and activist artworks presented online and at
venues including Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria, and Franklin Furnace, New
York. Dominguez is the recent senior editor at The Thing; he is a current
Creative Capital media artist grantee.
Working solo and with various collaborators, Harrell Fletcher and Miranda
July have each developed art practices that engage fundamentally with
audiences. Fletcher's works have been exhibited at Yerba Buena Center for
the Arts in San Francisco, CoCA in Seattle, and PICA in Portland; he has
been awarded residencies or major commissions in California, Minnesota,
and Oregon. July's projects, including films, performances, compilation
videotapes, and installation projects, have been shown/screened
internationally; her audio artworks are available through Kill Rock Stars.
Bruce Hanson (Projectorguy) has made a series of unauthorized video
projections onto cultural institutions and into public spaces in
Montpelier, Vermont, Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Seattle and Bellevue
A director, a performer, and a theoretician, Emil Hrvatin is director of
Maska, a Ljubljana, Slovenia publishing, performance, and educational
organization. With Maska and as a solo artist, Hrvatin has produced
performances, interventions, and projects at major European and North
American art festivals, theaters, and various public venues.
Kevin Keville is a lecturer at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a
musician, and a software developer and co-founder of Extreme Linux.
Natasha Makowski's practice extends from set, product, and materials
design and development to solo and collaborative public and installation
artworks. A founder of Lionheart Gallery/ISPACE, Makowski has worked with
Office for Metropolitan Architecture and MTV and exhibited at
Lehman/Maupin Gallery and Frederika Taylor Gallery.
Artist, activist, and researcher Katrien Jacobs investigates connections
between performance art and erotica. Her libidot.org website has been
included in exhibitions in Australia and the United States; her research
and projects have been supported by the Ford Foundation, the National
Endowment for the Humanities, and Emerson College, where she is professor
in Media Arts.
Kaiser and Shelley Eshkar
Paul Kaiser and Shelley Eshkar have collaborated on a series of
installations-their recent project "Pedestrian," and
"Ghostcatching" with Bill T. Jones and "Biped" with
Merce Cunningham-that have been exhibited at The Cooper-Union, MassMoCA,
Rockefeller Center, Eyebeam Atelier, and the Studio Museum.
Turkish-born, Munich-based artist Berkan Karpat works, alone and
collaboratively, in a broad range of media. His current focus-realized
through performances, sculpture, research, and publications-is on the
sematics and the topographies of collective and personal myths: aspects of
this work are to be shown at the Deutches Museum, Munich, Germany, and
theatrical venues in Munich and elsewhere in Europe.
Barbara London has been a curator at the Museum of Modern Art since
founding that institution's video program in 1974. Along with
commissioning, presenting, and publishing on the work of many significant
media artists, London has embarked upon several travel-intensive
"dispatch projects," prospecting for new artworks in unusual
parts of the world.
Jill Manton is Director of the San Francisco Art Commission's Public Art
Program, where she works with a very wide range of artists, project
developers, community groups, and others. Manton was recently elected to
the governing council of the national Public Art Network.
and Inquiry Group
Donald Burgy, John Holland, Amy Robinson, Nita Sturiale and Ron Wallace
are the current members of the Nature and Inquiry artist's group. Burgy
visual artist, and Holland, composer, are both professors at Massachusetts
College of Art. Wallace is an artist, naturalist, student of the works of
Frederick Law Olmsted, and a software engineer. Sturiale is a researcher
and Massachusetts College of Art professor; and Robinson is an artist with
a background in physics and chemistry. The group has made presentations at
the Harvard Smithsonian Observatory, Habitat Institute in Belmont, and
various art venues; members have individually presented work at Harvard
University's Tozzer Library, Harvard Medical School's Vanderbilt Hall,
Tufts University Galleries, and University of Wales, UK.
Christiane Paul is Adjunct Curator of New Media Arts at the Whitney Museum
of American Art and the director of Intelligent Agent
(http://www.intelligentagent.com), a service organization and information
resource dedicated to digital art. She teaches at the School of Visual
Arts in New York and has lectured internationally on art and technology.
Dont Rhine is a founding member of Ultra-red, a collaborative group of
audio activists producing radio broadcasts, performances, recordings,
installations and public actions. Based in San Francisco, but working
internationally, Ultra-red has developed projects addressing needle
exchange, public sex, public housing, globalization and labor and produced
websites, CDs, and albums documenting and extending their work.
John Simon is a New York-based artist, scientist, and writer; he recently
received the Aldrich Museum for Contemporary Art's Trustees Award and a
commission from the Guggenheim Museum. He has had 3 solo exhibitions at
the Sandra Gehring Gallery in New York, and his works have been included
in significant exhibitions at the Seoul Museum of Art, SITE Santa Fe, the
Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Palm Beach Institute for
Carol Stakenas is Curator and Deputy Director of Creative Time, a New York
public arts commissioning and presenting organization that has
commissioned key works by notable artists and developed significant
thematic, collaborative, and residency programs. Stakenas was a lead
participant in the 2002 New School (NY) Blur: New Creative Practices in
Developing Technologies conference; she has written and lectured
extensively on new media and social and public space.
Formed as an anonymous group in New York in 1996, Surveillance Camera
Players use performance, video, law, and other tools to confront the use
of surveillance technologies in public space. The groups's weekly tours,
media actions, re-staged plays, and other strategies have been covered by
various media outlets and presented at ZKM Karlsruhe, Princeton University
Art Museum, MoCA Barcelona, Williams College Art Museum, and The New
The 2003 Boston Cyberarts Festival is an
international biennial festival at museums, galleries, theaters,
educational institutions, and public spaces in and around Boston
from April 26 to May 11, 2003, and on the Festival's website, www.bostoncyberarts.org