ISIS Arts invite you to an artist talk event with
WEDNESDAY 29TH JUNE 2011
18:00 – 20:00
@ ISIS Arts Studio
5 Charlotte Square
Newcastle upon Tyne
Come to meet and hear about the exciting work of ISIS Arts artist in residence, Scott Hessels.
The event is free and everyone interested is welcome although space is limited, so please RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 0191 261 4407.
The space is not fully accessible so please let us know in advance if you have access needs.
Scott Hessels is an internationally recognised filmmaker and media artist who merges cinema with new technologies to create innovative media experiences. Over 30 years, he has released artworks in several different media including film, video, web, music, broadcast, print, kinetic sculpture, and performance. His films have shown in hundreds of international film festivals and his new media installations have been presented in exhibitions around the world including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, CiberArt in Bilbao, Ars Electronica, The Ford Presidential Museum, SIGGRAPH, ISEA, and Japan's Media Art Festival as well as been included in several books on new media art and in magazines like Wired and Discover.
His recent projects have mixed film with sensors, robotics, GPS systems, and alternative forms of interactivity and have included partnerships with NASA, The Federal Aviation Administration and Nokia among others. His current series are types of experimental cinema generating systems--players. These pieces include movies generated through topology ("Mulholland Drive"), environmental data ("Brakelights"), data sets ("Celestial Mechanics"), and viewer location and movement ("GPSFilm"). He has also designed cinema players that are powered with sustainable energy sources ("The Image Mill"). He is currently an associate professor at The School of Creative Media in City University of Hong Kong. See Scott's website for more info
About Scott’s Residency
“Under the name of ‘Mediated Earthworks’, I hope to continue a tradition of using the wilderness as inspiration, medium and power—interpreting the landscape through art via sensing technologies. New media is capable of introducing new types of environmental agency in sculptural, visual, cinematic, and narrative construction. Sites will be ‘read’ using new computational sensors to measure hidden phenomena and collect scientific data. These phenomena will become the interactive driver in artworks that are inextricably linked to the natural features of the sites. The natural landscape will be a formal property of the work.”