THE FALL 2014 DDA LECTURE SERIES!
BROOKLYN, N.Y., September 1, 2014 — Pratt Institute’s Department of Digital Arts will present lectures by four artists as part of its Fall 2014 lecture series, Wednesdays from 12:45 PM to 1:45 PM in Myrtle Hall, Lecture Room 4E-3, on Pratt’s Brooklyn campus.
Tega Brain, Jon Kessler, Peter Burr, and Michelle Higa-Fox, will give lectures to the Pratt community about their involvement and careers in the digital arts. This lecture series is free and open to the public; however, seating is limited.
The Department of Digital Arts Lecture Series is a seasonal series organized by the Department of Digital Arts in the School of Art and Design at Pratt Institute. The series features critics, artists, and curators of digital art. The guests include both emerging talent and established pioneers in the fields of digital animation, motion arts, interactive artwork, and digital imaging. Please see below for this semester’s full line-up, followed by more information on each of these acclaimed artists and writers:
September 24, 2014 - Tega Brain
October 8, 2014 - Jon Kessler
October 29, 2014 - Peter Burr
November 5, 2014 - Michelle Higa-Fox
TEGA BRAIN on Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 12:45 PM, Myrtle Hall 4E-3
Tega Brain is an Australian-born artist and environmental engineer whose work reimagines the infrastructures, interfaces and institutions that structure our relationship with larger environment systems. She creates speculative systems, experimental software, installations and data visualisations (sometimes using underpants).
please visit http://www.tegabrain.com/
JON KESSLER on Wednesday, October 8th, 2014, 12:45 PM, Myrtle Hall 4E-3
Jon Kessler was born in Yonkers, New York in 1957. After receiving his BFA at SUNY Purchase in 1980 he participated in the Whitney Independent Study Program. Since that time he has maintained his studio in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
His first exhibition was at Artist’s Space in 1983. Since that time he has exhibited widely in galleries and museums in the United States, Europe and Asia. A retrospective of his work ”Jon Kessler’s Asia” was mounted at the Kestner-Gesselshaft in Hannover, Germany in 1994 and traveled throughout Europe. His exhibition, “The Palace at 4 AM”, began at MoMA PS1 in 2005 and travelled to the Sammlung Falckenberg in Hamburg, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Copenhagen and ZKM Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe. His recent exhibition “The Web” at Swiss Institute this spring explored the connection between bodily movement and technical apparatus, deploying mechanisms, live video and an iPhone app to facilitate this relationship.
His works are in many public collections including The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art and MOCA. He is a Professor in the Visual Arts Division of Columbia University’s School of the Arts where he has taught since 1994. He plays guitar in several art rock bands.
please visit http://www.jonkessler.com/
PETER BURR on Wednesday, October 29th, 2014, 12:45 PM, Myrtle Hall 4E-3
Peter Burr is a visual artist whose recent work fosters an engagement with the history and psychology of virtual space. He has had screenings and exhibitions at venues such as Le Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR; Reina Sofia National Museum, Madrid, ES; and MoMA PS1, New York, NY. He is one half of the cartoon group Hooliganship and the founder of Cartune Xprez, an animation project that is part video label, part live theater, part weird gang, and part touring road show.
please visit http://peterburr.com/
MICHELLE HIGA-FOX on Wednesday, November 5th, 2014, 12:45 PM, Myrtle Hall 4E-3
Michelle Higa Fox is an artist and filmmaker. Her directorial work has earned an ADC Young Guns award and Best Music Video at SXSW. In 2012, she founded Slanted Studios to develop commercial projects, produce music videos and support her art projects. Michelle’s collaborations with MacArthur Fellow Camille Utterback have produced interactive permanent public art installations on both coasts. Michelle lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
please visit http://www.higafox.com/
Myrtle Hall is located at 536 Myrtle Avenue between Grand Avenue and Steuben Street; the entrance to the building is located off 215 Willoughby Avenue. The closest subway stop is the Clinton-Washington station on the G line. For directions to campus or parking information, please visitwww.pratt.edu/directions.
Coordinator Digital Art Lecture Series,
Linda Lauro-Lazin at 718-636-3411 or