VANCOUVER – The Digital Technology and Culture Program at Washington State University Vancouver announces the 2008 Artists in Residency Program. Sensor-based game interfaces for bicycles, GPS narrative walks in downtown Vancouver, and sound/video works that use cars as the performance space are some of the projects generated out of this year’s theme, “Sensing Bodies: Physical Computing for Interactivity and Innovation.”
The five artists invited to WSU Vancouver for the residency will teach “Interactive Art,” a course educating DTC students in interactive design. Artists will also provide learning opportunities to the Vancouver-Portland community through workshops, exhibits, and performances. Artists invited to the 2008 Digital Technology and Culture Artists in Residency Program include Steve Gibson, Justin Love, Will Luers, Julie Andreyev and Simon Lysander Overstall.
Aug. 25 – Sept. 4
Steve Gibson and Justin Love, “Sensor-Based Game Interfaces.” Gibson and Love will teach students how to build a sensor-based interface for games that can be utilized on a bicycle or other hardware; they will also provide practical instruction in basic electronics and a historical perspective in sensor-based art. Gibson is a Canadian media artist, composer and theorist whose installations and compositions have been performed in such venues as Arts Electronica, the Whitney Museum, the North American New Music Festival, the Banff Centre for the Arts, the European Media Arts Festival and ISEA. Love is a programmer, physical interface innovator, live visualist (VJ), and multimedia artist who has produced art for interactive performances and installations in Canada, Switzerland and Mexico.
Sept. 27 – Oct. 31
Will Luers, “Walk Art.” Luers’ residency focuses on designing and authoring narrative walks using video and GPS devices. A video artist, award-winning screenwriter and educator living in Portland, Luers has taught film and media studies at Parson’s School of Design, Hunter College, Portland State University and Pacific University. Long a pioneer in online video, his website and blog Solublefish.tv explores poetics and practice of net cinema.
Nov. 1 – 22
Julie Andreyev and Simon Lysander Overstall, “VJ Fleet.” Andreyev and Overstall will teach students how to create video and sound performance installations using cars as the art medium and performance space. Andreyev is a Canadian new media artist who combines multimedia interactive cars and urban performance. Her work has been shown across Canada, in the US, Europe and Japan. She has been nominated for a BAFTA Interactive Arts Installation Award and received a Project Award from MAD ‘03NET in Spain. Overstall’s art focuses on audio art and music. He has produced sound designs and compositions for dance, theatre and installations as well as software for both performance systems and installations.
The 2008 Digital Technology and Culture Artists in Residency Program is sponsored by WSU Vancouver, the College of Liberal Arts, Anne John, and the C.E. John Company, Inc.
WSU Vancouver is located at 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave., east of the 134th Street exit from either I-5 or I-205, or via C-Tran bus service. We offer 16 bachelor’s degrees, nine master’s degrees, one doctorate degree and more than 36 fields of study. Visit us on the Web at http://www.vancouver.wsu.edu.
Image from the digital performance art of WSU Vancouver artists-in-residence Julie Andreyev and Simon Lysander Overstall, “VJ Fleet,” using cars as the art medium and performance space.