Alumnus Ender Martos exhibits temporary, site-specific installation in pop-up exhibition/designer showcase
Wed. March 8, 2017
East Side Collective and Atmosphere Coworking will showcase a temporary, site-specific installation and new works from Department of Art and Art History alumnus Ender Martos (B.F.A. in Studio Art, 2008) on March 9, 2017. The opening reception for the event is on Thursday, March 9 from 7 – 11 p.m. and will be on view until March 23.
Martos specializes in creating colorful experiences of optical movement, shifting the viewer’s perception of the space and materials as they move around the work. “When light interacts with the translucent material, light travels in, through and out creating a sense of movement,” he writes. For this site-specific installation, Martos will be using commercial monofilament wire, aluminum and concrete to activate the space with the intent of initiating an immediate, joyful visual impact.
East Side Collective is a studio space shared by creative minds cofounded by Jared Hass, Tim Derrington, and Javier Martin. This entity helps lead Austin into thoughtful, innovative design while offering an authentic piece of Austin's creative culture. Atmosphere Coworking builds strong connections with others in the Austin digital creative and design community.
The Secret Life of Lance Letscher spotlighting life and work of alumnus Lance Letscher premieres at South by Southwest
Thu. March 9, 2017
Lance Letscher (B.F.A. in Studio Art, 1985; M.F.A. in Studio Art, 1989) has been a mainstay on the Austin arts scene since graduating from The University of Texas at Austin in the 80s, but with the premiere of the full-length documentary The Secret Life of Lance Letscher, his 30-year career is given its full due. In anticipation of the South by Southwest (SXSW) release, The Austin Chronicle has published an article introducing the documentary’s subject and interviews from the director Sandra Adair and cinematographer Jason Gamble Harter.
The Secret Life of Lance Letscher will screen at 11:15am on March 12, 2017 at the Alamo Ritz in Austin for SXSW.
Work by MFA candidate Ingrid Tremblay featured in exhibition Tumble
Tue. March 7, 2017
M.F.A. candidate in Sculpture Ingrid Tremblay featured alongside Allison Wade in the exhibition titled Tumble at Slow gallery in Chicago.
MFA candidate Kat Kohl contributes to panel on art and science of spatial perception at SXSW
Thu. March 2, 2017
Photo credit: Stephanie Ramirez
M.F.A. candidate in Studio Art Kat Kohl presented together with Associate Professor of Architecture Matt Fajkus and Assistant Professor of Neuroscience Dr. Laura Colgin on a South by Southwest Education (SXSWedu) panel moderated by Rebecca McInroy, Senior Producer and Host of KUT.org. The panel session, "The Art & Science of Spatial Perception," discussed how memory, form and light influence internal and external representations of our experiences.
We sat down with Kohl to get a glimpse into the discussion that would transpire during SXSWedu and learn more about Kohl's work.
To learn more about the session, visit here.
Kohl, Fajkus and Colgin also joined KUT's Views and Brews at the Cactus Cafe on February 28 to share there efforts and collaborative discussion with the University of Texas and greater Austin community.
Dance with flARmingos: Kristin Lucas interviewed by Oregon Public Broadcasting on the latest evolution in her work with virtual reality
Mon. February 27, 2017
“As a December snowstorm raged around OSB’s office in downtown Portland, the artist Kristin Lucas was dreaming of flamingos.”
And so begins the podcast episode “Oregon Virtual Reality Incubator Takes Artists Into New Worlds” from Oregon’s NPR station. The host, Aaron Scott featured the artists and work from an Augmented/Virtual Reality Artist Residency, including Transmedia professor Kristin Lucas.
Kristin Lucas' virtual reality project, Dance with flARmingos: Multispecies Dance is a poetic proposition that re-imagines kinship between humans and flamingos from the ethical distance of a Mixed Reality experience. However, Dance with flARmingos, has been a long time in the making and functions as the umbrella title for a series of Augmented Reality projects Lucas has produced since 2015. The latest iteration of the project, Multispecies Dance, takes the series in a new direction, utilizing new Augmented and Virtual Reality technologies, including the Microsoft HoloLens and HTC Vive. Lucas' project is inspired by writings on ecology and feminism, and involves partnership with a wetlands reserve organization in the Mediterranean where she recently adopted flamingos as a part of a conservation effort. Production support for Multispecies Dance is being provided through residencies affiliated with Oregon Story Board/Upfor Gallery (Portland), Harvestworks (New York) and Printscreen Festival (Tel Aviv).
To listen to the podcast, visit Oregon Public Broadcasting’s website.