Please join us on Monday, June 25th in ATLAS 100 for a special ATLAS Speaker Series featuring CU Faculty members and artists Michael Theodore and Mark Amerika. Both artists create work that focuses on the interaction of technology, art, and humanity. During the talk from 4:00 to 4:45pm, they will discuss their current projects and upcoming exhibitions. Following the talk, there will be a casual reception in the ATLAS Lobby. At 5:30pm, Michael Theodore will give a guided tour of his solo exhibition, 'Michael Theodore: Field Theory' at the CU Art Museum. This event is free and open to the public. For directions to the ATLAS building, please go to http://www.colorado.edu/atlas/newatlas/about/directions.html
Michael Theodore, CU Professor of the College of Music and Director of the ATLAS Center for Media, Arts and Performance, will discuss 'Field Theory,' an exhibit which will be featured as part of the ART/TEKNE series of the CU Art Museum. The series features solo-exhibitions of Colorado new media artists whose work charts new relationships between technology, aesthetics and society. While scientists build mathematical models to better explain the mechanistic structure of the universe, musician and new media artist Michael Theodore builds models in software and hardware to better explore perceptual sensations. Theodore creates dynamic fields of color, light and sound inspired by observations and experiences of the natural world using a variety of media and technologies.
Mark Amerika, CU Professor of Art and Art History and Research Fellow at the ATLAS Institute, will discuss the Museum of Glitch Aesthetics (MOGA), a new artwork commissioned by the Abandon Normal Devices (based in England). MOGA tells the story of The Artist 2.0, an online persona whose personal mythology and body of digital artworks are rapidly being canonized into the annals of art history. MOGA will feature a wide array of artworks intentionally corrupted by technological processes, including digital video art, still images, game design, sound art and electronic literature. See Mark Amerika's video trailer at glitchmuseum.com plus additional artworks to be released June 22.
The ATLAS Speaker Series is made possible by a generous donation by Idit Harel Caperton and Anat Harel.