911 Seattle Media Arts Center is pleased to announce that the Seattle chapter of Dorkbot opened a new juried art exhibit “Strange Things” on June 27th, 2009.
New and exciting genres of art emerge as artists, scientists and technologists bring together their expertise to push the boundaries of what is possible. Dorkbot-Seattle’s annual exhibition, People Doing Strange Things with Electricity, showcases innovative trends in contemporary art by bringing together established and emerging artists who work with electricity in a significant way either in their art or in its creation.
This year, in addition to showcasing works that in some way involve the use of electricity, we are emphasizing emergent communication: pieces that communicate with each other (and potentially the viewers and environment) in novel ways, to create a larger system that’s greater and more complex than its individual parts.
The jury selected pieces from 18 regional artists. Their focus on interactive electronic projects encompasses a broad range of creative media: art that borders the line between physical and digital art, digital art and experimental media, kinetic sculpture, reactive sculpture, sound and light installations, web-based art, ubiquitous computing…to name a few.
Come hear the artists talk at 911 Media on July 11th at 7 PM. This reception is the culminating event of Frayed-Wire.
For artists bios and descriptions of the pieces, visit the dorkbot website.