CentralTrak, UT Dallas’ artists residency in Deep Ellum, is launching an annual art talk series that includes regular meetings between artists, art enthusiasts, and art students and educators from across the Metroplex.
This year’s series, which is titled Next Topic, will examine new media art. The series opens Thursday, Oct. 11th at 7 p.m. with UT Dallas arts and technology (ATEC) professors Frank Dufour and Thomas Riccio. They will be discussing their collaborative multi-media exhibition Not So Indifferent, which is currently on display in the CentralTrak gallery. The exhibit combines digital media with site-specific design to create an existential drama – a performance that features the viewing public as lead actors.
Not So Indifferent can be experienced as an interactive multimedia poem. A film is continuously read and analyzed by a program installed on three computers. Each computer generates sounds extracted from the film, or inspired by it, and displays images from a large database of clips that represent our collective visual and televisual memory,” said Dufour.
Art talks scheduled for this fall also include:
- October 25: Paula Gaetano Adi
Adi is an artist and researcher working in sculpture, performance, interactive installation and robotic agents. Using the human and nonhuman body as a point of departure, her work deals with different cultural studies of technoscience, particularly in regard to human subjectivity and how they can be reflected through art.
- Nov 8: Alejandro Borsani
Borsani is a new media artist whose work is an active exploration of the nature of perception and media representation. He holds a MFA in electronic arts from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York and a MFA in electronic visualization from the School of Art and Design at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
- Nov 29: Brittany Ransom
Ransom is an artist and educator working in interactive installations, electronic art objects, and site specific interventions that strive to probe the line between human, animal, and environmental relations while exploring emergent technologies.
The CentralTrak gallery and residency are both located at 800 Exposition Ave. in the historic neighborhood of Deep Ellum, near downtown Dallas. For more information, check the CentralTrak website or call (214) 824-9302. These events are free and open to the public.