Sunday, December 31, 2006

Marilyn • Engaging Technology: A History and Future of Intermedia' on view

Marilyn, Alan Roth

Could it be that the central problem of the next ten years or so, for all artists in all possible forms, is going to be less the still further discovery of new media and intermedia, but of the new discovery of ways to use what we care about both appropriately and explicitly?

Dick Higgins
Statement on Intermedia
New York
August 3, 1966

Engaging Technology: A History and Future of Intermedia, the current exhibition at The Ball State Museum of Art, is a rich collection of inviting and interactive works that will show how technology-based art emerged in the 1960s and how it will progress into the future.
"As you trace the history of intermedia art, the works become more and more interactive," said John Fillwalk, associate professor of Electronic Art at Ball State. "The term intermedia is still being defined, allowing for a diverse interpretation. I looked for works that are inviting, humorous and that engage people at every level."
Artworks will engage visitors in different ways. For example, Adam Brown and Andrew Fagg's "Bion" will hang overhead in the museum's sculpture court and will react to the presence of people passing through the area.
In the gallery, an interactive timeline will introduce the concept of intermedia art followed by more interactive works, such as Golan Levin and Zachary Lieberman's "Messa di Voce" and Alan Rath's "Marilyn" and "Mini Watcher II."
Jenny Holzer's "Truisms" and Gary Hill's "Soundings" will be displayed to illustrate how artful experimentation with video has evolved.
The exhibition is free and open to the public. It closes March 11.

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