The Body Electric

The Body Electric

On display through November 12

The poem “I Sing The Body Electric,” written by Walt Whitman and published in 1885, addresses a body and soul entwined. The body is electrified through its various interactions both explicit and implicit. These and other themes from Whitman’s poem can be extended to our contemporary culture where the ubiquity of digital technologies is evolving to extend our bodies. Artists from wide ranging fields of experience and creative practice regularly explore the relationships between the body and its multi-faceted involvement with digitized emergence.

This invitational exhibition explores some of the threads where art, technology, interactivity, music, performance, and movement cross over in singing the body electric and investigates some of the latest technological works emerging from the studios of artists using new media and time based technologies. It was organized with the cooperation of UWW faculty members A. Bill Miller, Jeff Herriott, Nick Hwang, and supported by the New Media Caucus.

Featured artists: #Additivism (Morehshin Allahyari and Daniel Rourke), Jeremy Behrendt, Dylan Bernard, Christopher Burns, Maria Gillespie, Jeff Herriott, Paul Hertz, Nick Hwang, Dale Kaminski, Justin Lincoln, A. Bill Miller, Alex Myers, Nicholas O’Brien, Nathaniel Stern, Anna Wiesling, Connor Yass and Giselle Zatonyl.

Guest Artist Gregory Taylor, laptop & Guests

Thursday, October 20, 2016

7:30 PM

Crossman Gallery

SONICT presents Guest Artist Gregory Taylor, laptop joined by Jesse Allison, Nick Hwang, Bell Monks and Anna Weisling in a concert featuring electronic and digital improvised music with video.

Featured image: fursuit_05_0272, by A. Bill Miller