Boston Cyberarts 2005 Festival Event


Fri 04/22/2005 - Sun 05/08/2005
Free admission | Wheelchair accessible


"On the Map" features traditional prints and video environments that explore real and virtual maps and places. It is produced by the new 119 Gallery in Lowell. The artists featured have mapped new creative terrains. They are composer and printmaker Richard and Deborah Cornell, new media artist John Craig Freeman and cartographer Steven R Holloway. Due to a construction delay this installation will open at the Evos Arts Institute.

"On the Map" examines the substance of place. Freeman's documentary virtual reality consists of projected environments that lead the user from global satellite perspectives to scenes that unfold on the ground. His series "Imaging Place" uses panoramic photography and digital video in a non-linear, narrative fashion. Freeman's goal is to document sites of cultural significance that are undergoing substantial changes. The Cornells' immersive sojourn, "Linea Australis," is a collaboration with the Scientific Computing and Visualization group of the Office of Information Technology at Boston University. It's forms and sounds were inspired by an expedition off the coast of Western Australia. Holloway's hand-pulled, limited edition maps and prints, journals, notes and related satellite imagery are on view in the gallery.


"One Pixel," a "performance map" by Holloway and Cyberarts public event, will take place in the Back Bay Fens in collaboration with the Boston Arts Academy, Photographic Resource Center at Boston University, The Royal Jelly Collective and other organizations and volunteers.

Deborah Cornell is Head of Printmaking at Boston University's College of Fine Arts. She works in traditional and digital prints, installation, and virtual reality. She has received support from the Bunting Institute, the Deya Archeological Foundation, and the Ford Foundation. She has exhibited internationally in France, Australia, Finland, UK, and Iceland. Her artwork is in the M.F.A. and collections in the U.S. and abroad. Richard Cornell is Associate Professor and Chair of the Theory and Composition Department at Boston University's School of Music. He teaches composition, theory, and electronic music. The New England Philharmonic, Boston Musica Viva, Collage, the Muir Quartet and other ensembles around the world have performed his compositions. Richard has presented his electronic music for theater and dance in Russia, New York, Santa Fe, Los Angeles, and Boston

John Craig Freeman is a new media artist and educator. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at The Contemporary Art Center in Atlanta, the Nickle Arts Museum in Calgary, the Centro de la Imagen in Mexico City, the Photographers Gallery in London, and the Center for Experimental, and Perceptual Art in Buffalo. Freeman was a 1992 N.E.A. Fellow. From 1999 to 2002 he was an Associate Professor in the Art Department at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. He is currently an Associate Professor of New Media at Emerson College in Boston.

Steven R Holloway is an artist and mapmaker who makes limited edition maps. He has won numerous awards for his designs and prints. A former professor, he has taught cartography, visual language, geography, thematic cartography and the "art of observation." His papers include "Who defines the map?," and "People and Place, Dasymetric Mapping Using ARC/INFO." Holloway founded toMake Press in 1998 where he produces original maps and limited edition prints, "performance maps," original artist books, and paintings.

April 23-May 8, Sat-Sun 11am-5pm, weekdays TBA. Opening reception Sat, April 23, 2-5 pm.

For more info visit www.119gallery.org or call 978.452.8138.




Location:
Evos Arts Institute hosting the 119 Gallery
98 Middle Street
Lowell, MA 01852 
phone: 978.452.8138

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