Social Objects and Model Behaviors: A Talk by Artist Michael ReesSocial Objects and Model Behaviors: A Talk by Artist Michael Reeshttp://www.haverford.edu/calendar/details/182291Stokes 102 - Humanities Center2011-09-26T16:30:002011-09-26T18:00:00
September 26, 4:30PM–6:00PM
Stokes 102 - Humanities Center
Talk by artist Michael Rees, held in conjunction with Field Guide, Markus Baenziger's exhibition at the Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery.
Held in conjunction with Field Guide, Markus Baenziger’s exhibition at the Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery. In addition to the talk, Michael Rees is leading a three hour workshop earlier in the day which will introduce members of the Haverford community to all things 3D in digital media. Those interested in computer science, 3D modeling, sculpture, and contemporary art are encouraged to apply for this limited enrollment workshop by contacting John Muse.
Talk: Monday, September 26th, 4:30pm - 6:00pm, Stokes 102 (Humanities Center Seminar Room) http://www.haverford.edu/calendar/details/181481
Artist Michael Rees works at the intersection of biology, linguistics, technology and utilizes performance, animation, video, installation, sculptural objects, computer software programs, and interactivity. He pioneered the use of digital media in sculpture and animation making some of the first computer fabricated sculptures. He invented and developed the Sculptural User Interface, software that is a language-to-form synthesizer.
In 2009 Rees opened Putto 4 over 4 sculpture and animation at the Zentrum fur Medien Kunst (ZKM) in Karlsruhe, Germany. He also opened Model Behavior, a one person show of sculpture and photographs, at the Deborah Colton Gallery in Houston, Texas. In 2008 Rees won a Rockefeller Renew Media Grant for the project Social Object sculpture and software. He exhibited Converge: Ghraib Bag at The Fields Sculpture Park at Art Omi, Ghent, New York. He has been written about widely, appearing in numerous survey books concerning digital art, genetics and art, and contemporary conceptual art. Rees’ one person shows have been reviewed in the New York Times, Art In America, Flash Art, Tema Celeste, New York Arts, Sculpture Magazine, and World Art.
He has shown at the Whitney Museum in the 1995 Biennial and again in 2001 in the exhibition BitStreams. His work has been exhibited in New York galleries and is held in private and public collections including the Whitney. It has also been exhibited in Museums and Galleries in the United States and Germany, Turkey, and Spain.
Grants and awards have included a Rockefeller Renew Media Grant, A Creative Capital Grant, a New Jersey State Council Grant, a National Endowment of the Arts Grant, and a Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst grant for Study in Dusseldorf, Germany.
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