People Doing Strange Things With Electricity
December 8 – January 11, 2007
The halls and gallery of 911 Media Arts were electric and strange, in all the right ways. The Seattle Chapter of Dorkbot brought together artists, scientists and technologists in this edition of their People Doing Strange Things With Electricity exhibition, held from December 8th through January 11th, 2007 in the 911 Media Arts Gallery. The third “Strange Things” exhibition by Dorkbot showcased established and emerging artists who work with electricity in a significant way either in their art, or in its creation.
Each annual “Strange Things” show has a specific emphasis, and the installations that took over almost every space at 911 emphasized interactivity. These “Strange Things” interacted with the environment, participant observers, and with other installations, driving curiosity and an intense desire to touch. The Dorkbot Overlord Committee, with guest juror Misha Neininger, Executive Director of 911 Media Arts Center, selected over 25 pieces from regional artists whose art bordered the line between physical and digital art, digital art and experimental media, kinetic sculpture, reactive sculpture, sound and light installations, web-based art, and ubiquitous computing – to name a few.
The exhibition artists included groups such as the Accelerator Group, Bill Beaty, Doug Bell, Joe Benner, Michele Boland, CCRT (Cross Current Resonance Transducer), Rebecca Cummins, Scott David, Shannon Eakins, Leta Evaskus, Shelly Farnham, Stacey Farrar, Dan Greenberg, Eunsu Kang, Jeff Larson, Laura MacCary, Lawrence MacCary, Mark Malmberg, Marcell Marias, Mike McCracken, Eric McNeill, Chris O’Dowd, Toby Paddock & John Krug, Diana Vanderhoef, Rolf van Widenfelt, and Xander.