Announcements

  • THE BOOK IN MOTION DMA 289 with LARS MULLER

    The Book in Motion is a final exhibition that features work from students in this quarter's DMA 289 Wrecking the Coffee Table instructed by visiting professor Lars Muller.

    Tuesday March 12, 2019 12pm-2pm
    Broad Art Center Ground Level Lawn in front of EDA
    240 Charles E Young Dr N, Los Angeles, CA 90095

  • ERKKI HUHTAMO Lectures at the Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki, Finland


    Professor Erkki Huhtamo will give a series of invited lectures at the Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki, Finland, on March 7-8, 2019. Academy of Fine Arts is part of Finland's University of the Arts. The topic of the lectures is "Media Archaeology of the Moving Image."

  • ERIN COONEY solo exhibition reviewed in UCLA Daily Bruin

    New ways of seeing the sea: Installations invoke emotions of environmental change

    Erin Cooney recorded herself grieving over climate change.

    The video is paired with sounds of insects and other animal life in a Puerto Rican rainforest, which fade out over time to represent the fauna diminishing since the 1970s.

    The graduate student’s installation is part of UCLA’s department of design media arts exhibition, “I Need the Sea Because It Teaches Me.” The solo show will take place Tuesday after a panel discussion on the discourse art provides on climate change. Cooney said her exhibition, titled after a line in poet Pablo Neruda’s “The Sea,” intends to help viewers reflect on the natural world through her personal reactions to the changes occurring.

    “I think it’s important to have an emotional response to the truth of climate change,” she said. “It’s an attempt to make emotional space for feeling the catastrophe.”

    : https://dailybruin.com/2019/03/04/new-ways-of-seeing-the-sea-installations-invoke-emotions-of-environmental-change/

  • DALENA TRAN review in the Daily Bruin

    Graduate student explores concept of framing and perception in art exhibition

    "mornal : stasis"
    Feb. 26 - Feb. 27
    Broad Art Center

    Thinking outside the box, Dalena Tran will place her audience inside one, she said.

    Tran, a graduate student, said the idea of framing – or putting things into focus – is at the center of her solo art exhibition, titled “mornal : stasis – slowing down a mis-ordering of normal.” The exhibition will be open Tuesday and Wednesday at UCLA’s Broad Art Center. Tran said the concept of framing prevents the audience from just observing art, and instead allows for a relationship between the audience and the installation.

    http://dailybruin.com/2019/02/24/graduate-student-explores-concept-of-framing-and-perception-in-art-exhibition/

  • REFIK ANADOL Winner of the Lorenzo il Magnifico Lifetime Achievement Award for New Media Art and Guest of Honour of XIIth Florence Biennale

    DMA is deeply honored to announce that alumni Refik Anadol is the Winner of the Lorenzo il Magnifico Lifetime Achievement Award for New Media Art and Guest of Honour of XIIth Florence Biennale!

    Notes from the jury;

    ‘We are glad to invite you to the XIIth Florence Biennale as Guest of Honour and Winner of the Lorenzo il Magnifico Lifetime Achievement Award for new media art. The prize would be our tribute in recognition of your breakthrough creative production resulting from an experimental and creative process combining new media, performance, visual arts and architecture. With "Melting Memories" and other experiential installations, you have engaged viewers in a play on perception triggering a rethinking of aesthetics while dissolving boundaries that constrain our imagination. As an ‘inventor’ of our time, able to bring the invisible into the visible through art grounded in neuroscience, you have honoured Leonardo da Vinci’s legacy, which is also the theme of the forthcoming edition of Florence Biennale.

    In fact, the XIIth Florence Biennale, themed ‘Ars et Ingenium: Towards Leonardo da Vinci’s Legacy of Similitude and Invention’, will be held in Florence, at the Fortezza da Basso, from 18 to 27 October 2019, under the patronage of the UNESCO and ICOMOS National Commissions, the Italian Ministry of Culture, the Tuscan Region, the Municipality of Florence as well as other prestigious institutions, in concomitance with the the fifth centennial of Leonardo da Vinci’s death as discussed in more detail in the introductory text, also enclosed.

    ‘Lorenzo il Magnifico’ Lifetime Achievement Awards for distinguished contributions to art and culture have been bestowed to outstanding artists, including Marina Abramovic, Richard Anuszkiewicz, Christo & Jeanne-Claude, Gilbert & George, David Hockney, Anish Kapoor, Marta Minujín, and others.’

  • Dafi Kühne

    PLEASE JOIN US SATURDAY, MARCH 2nd, 4:00 - 6:00 PM
    FOR MASTER GRAPHIC DESIGNER DAFI KÜHNE, IN CONVERSATION WITH LARS MÜLLER AND GLORIA KONDRUP + SIGNING COPIES OF HIS TRUE PRINT
    Dafi Kühne is a Swiss designer who works with analog and digital ways to produce fresh and unique letterpress-printed posters. Using very different kinds of instruments - from a MacBook to a pantograph - for his compositions, he pushes the boundaries of design. Never afraid of getting his hands dirty in his creative workshop, Kühne embraces the labor involved in the entire process of creating a poster from initial idea to finished product. Fusing modern means with the centuries-old tradition of the letterpress, he forms a new vocabulary on how to communicate through type and form in a truly un-nostalgic way. Never retro, his work is a clever response to the search for new ways of graphic expression: true print. True Print is also the title of his first comprehensive monograph published by Lars Müller.

    Dafi Kühne (*1982) is a graphic designer. He studied Visual Communication at Zurich University of the Arts and owns a design and letterpress printing studio named babyinktwice. He was included in Print magazine’s 20 under 30 list in 2012.

    Lars Müller, born in Oslo in 1955 and a Norwegian citizen, has been based in Switzerland since 1963. After becoming a graphic designer in Zurich, extended travels, and a one-year assistant position with designer Wim Crouwel in Amsterdam, Müller established his studio in Baden / Switzerland in 1982. In 1983 he published his first book and, as Lars Müller Publishers, has produced some six hundred titles to date. Müller is a passionate educator and has taught at various universities in Switzerland and in Europe, frequently serves on academic and competition juries, and is currently a member of the steering board of Design Preis Schweiz. From 2013 to 2015, Müller was the international president of AGI - Alliance Graphique Internationale.

    Gloria Kondrup is a full-time professor as well as the Executive Director of the Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography at ArtCenter College of Design. As the Director of Archetype Press - ArtCenter's unique and vibrant letterpress studio - she redefines the value of typography and analog technology in the digital landscape. Her fine art printworks and books span both fields of art and design, and are in private and public collections including AIGA, The Getty, and the Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry. As a design consultant to national and international firms she has helped evolve extensive branding, identity, and packaging systems for clients including Aon, Avon, and Goodwill Industries.

    So come meet, greet, and imbibe with this engaging graphic design triumvirate Saturday, March 2nd between 4:00 and 6:00 PM as they share their thought-provoking ideas in a unique discussion. If you are unable to attend but would like to purchase a copy of True Print signed by Dafi Kühne, please place your secure order via our website here, or by phone at 310-458-1499.

  • CHRISTINA PHAZERO CURLEE set to be an Eyeo speaker in June

    A Gathering for the Creative Technology Community
    The Eyeo Festival brings together a rich intersection of people doing fascinating things with technology. Artists, data designers, creative coders, AI explorers, storytellers, researchers, technology & platform developers all cross paths and share inspiration at Eyeo. Join us for 4 days of enthralling talks, unique workshops, the code+ summit, and thought provoking interactions lead by passionate thinkers and makers. You’ll love it. (And it’ll be better with you there.) Converge to Inspire.

    Things We Talk About
    Art / Technology
    Creative Coding / Open Source Tools
    Data: Visualization, Design, Art
    Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence
    Virtual Reality / Augmented Reality
    Experience Design / Storytelling
    Interactive Art & Architecture
    Physical Computing / Generative Art
    Culture / Privacy / Ethics

    http://eyeofestival.com/

  • CHRISTINA PHAZERO CURLEE won the Different Games Scholarship

    Different Games Collective is a grassroots volunteer-run collaborative of a half-dozen core members, as well as an extended network of contributing members and a host of volunteer supporters. Known as the creators of the annual Brooklyn-based Different Games Conference, the collective has broadened our reach to include public programming in other US cities including smaller-scale game design workshops, lectures and more.

    http://www.differentgames.org/

  • CHRISTINA PHAZERO CURLEE won Game Devs of Color scholarship

    #GDoCExpo is an inclusive games expo and conference that features creators from across a spectrum of backgrounds. Returning to NYC in summer 2019.

    (https://twitter.com/GDoCExpo/status/1097903642219347972?s=20)

  • LAUREN McCARTHY Awarded STRP ACT Award for Waking Agents

    The STRP Award for Creative Technology (ACT)* consists of three prizes for makers who connect the worlds of art and technology in an authentic way. STRP ACT includes one prize of €20,000 euro for the realisation of new work by proven talent and two prizes of €15,000 euro for the realisation of new work by young talents. Lauren McCarthy has been awarded a STRP ACT award for the creation of a new work called Waking Agents. It will premier at STRP Festival in Eindhoven on March 29.

    In the ‘everything is smart’ era, technology is foisted upon us in every aspect of our lives, with the promise of a utilitarian utopia. Even our personal bedrooms are being invaded by smart, technologically-enhanced pillows that play music, follow our sleeping patterns and wake us up. Lauren McCarthy (US) invites you during STRP to lay down and take a nap on a smart pillow. Integrated intelligence serves as a guide, mentor and carer while you drift away between consciousness and unconsciousness. Can we dream of a future in which we reclaim agency?

    STRP Festival
    30 March - 07 April, 2019
    Klokgebouw
    Klokgebouw 50
    5617 AB Eindhoven

    https://strp.nl/program/waking-agents

  • ERKKI HUHTAMO Lectures in Turin, Italy


    Professor Erkki Huhtamo will give an invited lecture in Turin, Italy, at the conference "Present Archives: riflessioni a partire da un fondo di stampe." The title of Huhtamo's talk is "Print Culture as a Media Archaeological Mirror." The conference takes place on Friday, February 22, 2019 at Camera: Centro Italiano per la Fotografia. It is organized by the Cultural Foundation ARTECO with the City of Torino and Accademia Albertina di Belle Arti.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/357068905138874/

  • Jonathan Fletcher Moore, Tuang T, and Miller Klitsner OPC

    You are invited to an exclusive art event!
    February 23d | 6-10PM
    Autobodies and other human factors
    Space is Limited. Please RSVP to openplancollective@gmail.com

    Open Plan Collective Presents:
    (Jonathan Fletcher Moore, Tuang T, and Miller Klitsner)

    An exclusive one-night only art exhibition that explores the collective mythology and culture of driving in LA.

    In a city where your body gains autonomy only through connection to your car, we present a series of works that examine how we project identity, thoughts, and emotions through moving vehicles.

    Featuring twitch streamed parking battles, interactive ride share experiences, live performance, modified power wheels, kinetic sculpture, video, animation, and animatronic works.


    WHERE
    2500 N. San Fernando Road
    Los Angels, CA 90065

    HOW
    Bike, Bus, Train, Uber, Lyft, Street Parking

    About the Event
    Autobodies draws meaning out of the faceless dance of a merge in rush hour, the muted violence of swiping a parking spot, and the meditation of a long road trip. In a city where your body gains autonomy only through connection to your car, we present a series of works that examine how we project identity, thoughts, and emotions through moving vehicles.

    Who We Are
    Autobodies is a show featuring works from artists Miller Klitsner, Keith Allyn Spencer, Theo Triantafyllidis, Isla Hansen, Tucker Marder, Jonathan Fletcher Moore, Kristin McWharter, Jack Turpin, Eric Fanghanel, Tuang T, Will Wharton, Joaquin Barlow, and Shin Fujita.

    Collectively their work has been written about by Artillery, Neural.It and Artforum magazines; exhibited at Prix Ars Electronica, The Venice Bienalle, Walt-Disney Concert Hall, The Hammer Museum, Galeria De Arte Mexicano, Columbus Museum of Art, MoCA Cleveland, 2017 Athens Biennale, NWRW Forum in Dusseldorf, Sargent’s Daughters, and Young Projects. They are recipients of generous support from the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, The Studio for Creative Inquiry and the Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape award.

    About OPC
    Open Plan Collective is an artist run organization intended to advance Angeleno’s access to cutting edge public art and immersive experiences from Los Angeles based Artists. It was created by former UCLA MFA graduates Jonathan Fletcher Moore and Tuangkamol Thongborisute as an artist run collective and exhibition space.











  • VICTORIA VESNA et al: From HACKING to FACT CHECKING: Artistic Strategies in a Post-Factual Era

    Gerfried Stocker, director of Ars Electronica (AE), and DMA Professor, director of the UCLA Art Sci Center, and AE jury member, Victoria Vesna present a selection of prize-winning projects from AE and discuss how artistic strategies for responding to political and societal malfeasance have changed with the massive erosion of traditional media and information hierarchies. The question now is, What are the new avenues for artists working with media, and how can they play a role to offset attacks on truth and fact?

    February 26th, 7pm

    MoMA NY
    11 W 53rd st, NY NY 10019

    https://www.moma.org/calendar/events/5187

    https://www.moma.org/calendar/events/5187

  • TIFFANY TRENDA and ERKKI HUHTAMO Panelists at the Startup Art Fair L.A.

    Tiffany Trenda and Erkki Huhtamo Panelists at the Startup Art Fair L.A.

    Performance Artist Tiffany Trenda along with Erkki Huhtamo (Professor at UCLA Design & Media Arts) and Rex Bruce (Los Angeles Center for Digital Art), will discuss collecting and archiving technology based artwork at the Startup Art Fair Los Angeles 2019. The panel covers new processes and techniques (VR, AR, Sensory-based interactive systems, 3D printing processes, blockchain, etc.) and explores how the work will impact the future of art collecting and archiving and what is going to happen in the next 100 years. The panel Collecting and Archiving the Future takes place Sunday, February 17, at 1pm.

    For location and visit details, see:

    https://www.startupartfair.com/la-2019-programming/

  • ERKKI HUHTAMO Featured in CityTV Santa Monica Channel 16's ~wave~ Episode 6: Camera Obscura

    Erkki Huhtamo Featured in CityTV Santa Monica Channel 16's ~wave~ Episode 6: Camera Obscura

    If you love cameras, making films and learning about film history, catch CityTV’s sixth “wave” episode. Now in its 120th year, The Camera Obscura is one of Santa Monica’s historic gems. It began as a curiosity and is a key site in pre-cinematic history. Its building is also home to the Camera Obscura Art Lab; a bustling hive of cultural activity, with an Artist Residency program, community events and more. This episode features resident filmmakers, Echo Park Film Collective, cultural producer Naomi Okuyama, and Media Archaeologist and UCLA Professor Erkki Huhtamo who share with us the joy of looking!

    You can view the episode at:

    https://youtu.be/pdpBEOCwrN4

    https://youtu.be/pdpBEOCwrN4

  • ERKKI HUHTAMO Lectures at a Whitney Museum of American Art Event, New York City

    Professor Erkki Huhtamo will speak in a panel discussion organized in conjunction with the Whitney Museum of American Art's Exhibition Programmed: Rules, Codes, and Choreographies in Art, 1965-2018. The panel considers histories of technological art that help us to understand our present moment.

    The event will take place at The New School: The Auditorium, 66 West 12th Street on Wednesday, February 13, 2019, 7pm.

    https://whitney.org/events/histories-of-the-digital-now

  • AUTOBODIES AND OTHER HUMAN FACTORS - DMA ALUMNI

    I would like to personally invite you to a special preview showing of Autobodies, on Februray 23rd from 6-10PM, and ask you to spread the news to our cohort, friends, and professors at UCLA. This is a one night performance based event featuring works from a lot of people you may know! We would love to see you and help us test and hone-in our first art event!

    Space is limited, so please RSVP! We will have beer and wine!

    RSVP: openplancollective@gmail.com
    WHEN: February 23, 2017, 6-10PM
    WHERE: 2500 N San Fernando Road, Los Angeles, CA 90065
    HOW: Rideshare, Bike, Public Transit, Street Parking

    Please check out our details below:

    WHO WE ARE:
    Autobodies is an art show featuring works from artists Miller Klitsner, Theo Triantafyllidis, IslaHansen, Tucker Marder, Jonathan Fletcher Moore, Kristin McWharter, Jack Turpin, EricFanghanel, Tuang T, Will Wharton, Joaquin Barlow, and Shin Fujita.
    Collectively their work has been written about by Artillery, Neural.It and Artforum magazines; exhibited at Prix Ars Electronica, The Venice Bienalle, Walt-Disney Concert Hall, The Hammer Museum, Galeria De Arte Mexicano, Columbus Museum of Art, MoCA Cleveland, 2017 Athens Biennale, NWRW Forum in Dusseldorf, Sargent’s Daughters, and Young Projects. They are recipients of generous support from the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, The Studio for Creative Inquiry and the Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape award.

    EVENT DESCRIPTION:
    Open Plan Collective (OPC) presents Autobodies, a one night art experience that explores the collective mythology and culture of driving in LA.
    Autobodies draws meaning out of the faceless dance of a merge in rush hour, the muted violence of swiping a parking spot, and the meditation of a long road trip. In a city where your body gains autonomy only through connection to your car, we present a series of works that examine how we project identity, thoughts, and emotions through moving vehicles. Featuring interactive ride share experiences, twitch streamed parking battles, live performance, modified power wheels, kinetic sculpture and animatronics.

    ABOUT OPC:
    Open Plan Collective is an artist run organization intended to advance Angeleno’s access to cutting edge public art and immersive experiences from Los Angeles based Artists. It was created by former UCLA MFA graduates Jonathan Fletcher Moore and Tuangkamol Thongborisute as an artist run collective and exhibition space.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/377991439600583/

  • CARLOS GARCIA - Complex Movements announced as 2019 United States Artists (USA) Fellows in Theater & Performance.

    United States Artists (USA) is thrilled to announce its 2019 USA Fellows. This year, 45 artists and collectives working across disciplines will each receive an unrestricted $50,000 cash award.

    Theater & Performance
    Charlotte Brathwaite—Director—New York, NY
    CARLOS GARCIA - Complex Movements—Installation & Performance Collective—Detroit, MI
    Rashida Bumbray—Choreographer & Performer—Brooklyn, NY
    Teo Castellanos—Theater Artist—Miami, FL
    Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig—Dramatist—Santa Barbara, CA
    Kaneza Schaal—Theater Artist—Brooklyn, NY

    https://www.unitedstatesartists.org/fellow/complex-movements

  • Ursa Minor by Gareth Walsh at Media Arts Nexus, Singapore

    Ursa Minor by Gareth Walsh at Media Arts Nexus, Singapore
    January 28th, 2019 - February 11th, 2019
    Media Arts Nexus
    Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
    North Spine Plaza NTU


    http://mediaartnexus.com/

  • KATE PARSONS FEMMEBIT FUNDRAISER

    FEMMEBIT FUNDRAISER -on Thursday, January 24, 2019
    7-10pm at NAVEL
    1611 S Hope Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015

    FEMMEBIT • SUPPORT • RSVP • 10$ Suggested Donation


    2019 marks the second edition of FEMMEBIT!
    A triennial festival uniting an all-female roster of video artists based in Los Angeles, FEMMEBIT spans screenings, live broadcasts of panels and workshops, AR/VR exhibits and more. With your support, FEMMEBIT returns this March to celebrate Women's Month!

    Uniting over 40 artists with the inaugural FEMMEBIT, we share and participate in our commitment to leveraging the power of art and activism to affect dialogue and change. Your presence and support allows us to sustain our commitment to representing women in the arts, to presenting exhibitions cultivating new genres, and to celebrating the artists who share the city we call home.

    FEMMEBIT articulates a fluid medium by accelerating an accessible platform in a time when we should expect nothing less than gender balance. Aiming to guide and galvanize continuous collective action, FEMMEBIT's focus highlights how women working with and between technologies enable progressive ideas through active creation; and how we must work together to shape, share, and grow a future that recognizes the female voice.
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    Join us on January 24th for a screening of works by:
    Alex Brown, Alex Pelly, Amanda Joy, Amanda Siegel, Ann Hirsch, Annapurna Kumar, Dahn Gim, Candace Reckinger, Casey Kauffmann, Claire Evans, Claire Marie Vogel, Danielle Parsons, Eileen Cowin, Eva Aguila, Giselle Zatonyl, Isabelle Albuquerque, Jacquelyn London, Jane Mi, Jeanette Bonds, Jeepneys, Jenny Sayaka Nono, JJ Stratford, Julie Weitz, Julieta Gil, Kate Hollenbach, Kate Parsons, Kim Ye, Kriz Tonian, Kyttenjanae, Laura Darlington, Maria Lynch, Mitra Saboury, Petra Cortright, Rachel Mason, Sam Vernon, Sarah Manuwal, Sarah Zucker, Selwa Sweidan, Suzy Poling, Institute for New Feeling, Veronique d'Entremont, and more...

    -AND-

    Music and performance by Maria Gonima a.k.a. Oonceoonce (Perpetual Dawn)

    -AND-

    shop a one-night-only artist pop-up with limited editions and merchandise from:
    Alex Brown, Claire Evans, JJ Stratford, Kim Ye, Veronique d'Entremont, Sarah Manuwal, Suzy Poling and more...
    featuring:
    ***Limited Edition Femmebit posters by Mark Allen (Machine Project)***
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    Can't make it IRL? Support us from anywhere!
    DONATE TO FEMMEBIT
    ...plus all donations are tax-deductible.

    Interested in making it happen? Get involved and stay current, visit:
    FEMMEBIT'S NEW WEBSITE
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    Organized by Sharsten Plenge (WOAH), Kate Parsons (FLOAT), Janna Avner, Eva Aguila (Coaxial Arts Foundation), Dahn Gim and Richelle Gribble. For press inquiries contact: sharsten@woahis.us



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