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Is This Art? - Volume 15: Cultural Portraits and Animated Transitions - New Media Art

Year: 2009, 43 mins
Code: EX-Is15
ISBN: 978-1-921882-54-8

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Blurring the boundaries between the fine and applied arts.

Is This Art? is a fascinating DVD series featuring interviews with leading practitioners and conceptual artists from media, performance, visual art, music and sound.
Click here to see the entire 'Is This Art?' series

Each episode presents a series of interviews with contemporary artists intercut with images and recent footage of their work. The interviews provide insight to why, how and for whom these artists create their work, and where their passion and artistic inquiries originate from. Where are the boundaries between science, technology, politics, popular culture and art? Viewers are challenged with the question while witnessing the freeflow of imagination.

KEIKO KIMOTO

Tokyo-based Keiko Kimoto employs mathematical tools and computer programming methods such as the visualization tools of Nonlinear Dynamical System to create Imaginary Numbers. Kimoto seeks to avoid representational context, instead, she strives to visually express transitions in the world that are not replications of nature as seen by the human eye. Kimoto has exhibited her work throughout Japan, including the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography. Tokyo Art Projects, Inc/Mika Gallery, New York, hosted a solo exhibition of her work in 2004. In late 2005, Kimoto will commence lecturing in the Department of Visual Communication Design at Musashino Art University.

PETER CALLAS

PETER CALLAS has utilised a wide variety of electronic and digital media for over two decades to create an ongoing series of cultural 'portraits', making work from varied locations, often during sustained periods of residence, in locations such as Papua New Guinea, Japan, the United States, Germany, Brazil, and India, as well as Australia. In 2002-03 Asialink toured 'Peter Callas: anti-terrain', a major solo exhibition of Callas' video and photomedia works, in art museums throughout Asia including the National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai, India, the China Millennium Monument, Beijing, and Galeri Petronas, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

LIZ HUGHES introduces "new media stars"

Liz has directed documentaries and TV drama for the Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association, Disney Television and Channel Seven. She directed three episodes of Short Cuts, winner of the Australian Film Institute award in 2002 for Best Children? TV Series. As Artistic Director of Experimenta, Liz curated the highly successful Prototype exhibition and co-curated Experimenta? 2003 major exhibition, House of Tomorrow, touring nationally and internationally in 2004 and 2005. She was one of three curators for the Seoul International Media Art Biennale in Korea in 2004-2005.

Tokyo-based Keiko Kimoto employs mathematical tools and computer programming methods such as the visualization tools of Nonlinear Dynamical System to create Imaginary Numbers. Kimoto seeks to avoid representational context, instead, she strives to visually express transitions in the world that are not replications of nature as seen by the human eye. PETER CALLAS has utilised a wide variety of electronic and digital media for over two decades to create an ongoing series of cultural 'portraits', making work from varied locations, often during sustained periods of residence, in locations such as Papua New Guinea, Japan, the United States, Germany, Brazil, and India, as well as Australia. Liz has directed documentaries and TV drama for the Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association, Disney Television and Channel Seven. She directed three episodes of Short Cuts, winner of the Australian Film Institute award in 2002 for Best Children? TV Series.

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