DATE: February 1-10, 2018
RECEPTION: wednesday, February 7th 2018, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Hey Yeon Nam and Federick “Derick” Ostrenko use digital art and new technology to explore what it means to be human and interact with our surroundings. They look at people's relationships to their surroundings and make commentary on how we treat one another, how we interact with technology, and how it affects us.
Nam is a digital media artist working on interactive installations, performance video, speculative design, and experimental games. She has a PhD in digital media with a minor in computer science at Georgia Institute of Technology and holds an MFA in digital media from the Rhode Island School of Design. Nam’s work expresses the social issues related to her cultural identity, relationships, and responsibilities. “Even though art usually does not solve social issues directly,” says Nam, “I believe it can reveal problems and persuade people to act. To me, art should not merely be aesthetics; instead, it can be a question, an argument, a proposal, a resolution or a reflection of the various problems that we encounter in our world.”
Ostrenko, is a media artist and Associate Professor at Louisiana State University (LSU). He creates physical and virtual systems that examine the intersections of media, culture, and technology. Ostrenko employs custom hardware and software that use various interfaces such as mobile applications, brain waves, generative visualizations, video processing, animation, and games. His research focuses on pushing art and technology to reveal hidden networks between people by creating structures for innovative forms of expression and discovery.
“Temporal Aesthetics” will be on view from February 1st through the 10th, with a reception for the artists on Wednesday, February 7th, from 6-8pm.