Art & Tech Exhibition: Loving the Obligate Symbiont

Loving the Obligate Symbiont celebrates the value of the intertwined symbiosis that makes all living systems possible. This themed, new media exhibition includes 3D animations, robotic art, internet art, tactical media, art inspired by mycorrhizal networks, digital art, installation, 3D modeling and rapid prototyping, digital video and algorithmic approaches to representing the concept of our interdependence with living systems and non living, emergent machine intelligences.

"Where Rocks Are Fed To Trees" an installation by Art/Science course.
Where Rocks Are Fed To Trees immersive art/science installation.

This bi-annual juried exhibition highlights art-making and experimentation in the Art and Technology area of the Department of Art during Spring Semester 2016. Be sure to see the immersive art installation created by students and faculty in a co-taught art/science course on display in room 340.

Open Hours:
Thursday 4/21: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday 4/22: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Monday 4/25: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Reception: Monday, April 25, 5-8PM

Where: Hopkins Hall Gallery, Lobby, Corridor, Collaboratory, & rooms 156, 162, 340.
Hopkins Hall, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Map and info on how to get here by bike, bus, or car & parking.

 

BioPresence Exhibition Fall 2015

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This themed, new media art exhibition will include animations, robotic art, internet art, tactical media, sound artworks, maps, digital art, installation, video and algorithmic approaches to sensing and representing non-human beings. It will be held at the Ohio State University main campus and the Mote Galleries on High Street, in Columbus, Ohio.

The exhibition will begin at the Mote Galleries on November 16, 2015 with selected, invited artists. From December 9th through the 16th, BioPresence will expand into a large-scale exhibition in the Hopkins Hall Gallery and throughout the building. It will include a listening room for audio artworks selected for the juried show: BioPresence – Bioacoustic Urbanscapes. Opening celebration 5pm – 8pm, Wednesday December 9th  in the lobby of Hopkins Hall.

Participating artists include: Jessica Ann, Katherine BennettAllison Semele Blair, Matt Lewis, William RandallKen Rinaldo, TrademarkDoo-Sung YooAmy Youngs and many more.

Students, staff and faculty are invited to submit artwork to this new media art exhibition that reveals and considers the presence of biological beings in the unique urban habitat of the Ohio State University. Apply to the Audio Art portion of the show here by December 3. Jurying of the new media art show will take place in Hopkins Hall on December 8th, 2015.

Learn more about the BioPresence #AnimalOSU project and the people involved.

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Map Detailing Locations of the Works

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Student Work featured in BioPresence Screening

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BioPresence Film Screening Event

April 28, 2015 6pm to 7pm Hagerty Hall Theater

Created by undergraduate students in Art & Technology courses in the Department of Art, each of these films presents a unique perspective on non-human animals on the Ohio State University campus. The BioPresence project is an interdisciplinary, campus-wide project that considers our co-presence with animals as important to notice, document, map, discuss and actively plan for. #AnimalOSU

Fallen Flyers, Michael Matches (5’ 26”) – A horror drama exploring the issue of bird deaths caused by windows in our human structures.

Worms, Taryn Ely (2’ 30”) – To encourage environmental change and create a more sustainable world, it is important to address younger generations and to suggest tangible solutions.

Homo Sapiens: Bipedal Beasts, Brian Li (4’ 35”) – Our furry friends on the Oval are explored from a more “intimate” perspective.

Transitions, Sarah Hockman (1’ 19”) – Comparing and contrasting an animal’s natural habitat with the urban environment they become surrounded by due to human presence.

Unnoticed Gentrification, Ricardo Jared Partida (2’ 53”) – How can we know the other? How can we learn how to live with them?

Bird Skinning, Daniel Denoble (7’ 46”) – Documenting the Museum of Biological Diversity’s process of preserving dead birds found on campus for education and research.

Sushi Feeds, Gaopeng Chen (4’ 00”) – This humorous video documents an experimental performance of cooking and feeding sushi to wild ducks on campus.

Off Campus Feral Cats, Samantha Walker (1’ 28”) – Attempting to understand the relationships forged between humans and feral cats through the eyes of the cats.

ShadowStract, Maggie Willis (1’ 22”) – Animals remind us of their presence through the marks they leave behind as they pass through, leaving abstract “shadows” in their wakes.

Two Empty Mugs, James Psathas (5’ 20”) – An unusually informal interview with PHD researcher Samuel Bolton who discovered a new mite species on the Ohio State University Campus.

Squirrel Eyes, Zach Poltor (1’ 10”) – A minute from the perspective of a squirrel on Ohio State’s campus.

Ugly Duckling, Gaopeng Chen (2’ 00”) – Can we design objects that help us get closer views of the wildlife we share space with?

Wetlands, Greg Smith (3’ 24”) – A video highlighting the environmental issues surrounding wetlands and introducing the research of the Wilma H. Schiermeier Olentangy River Wetland Research Park.

Present, Past, & Future of Campus Wildlife, Jake Woodruff (2’ 27”) – A perspective on what we think about campus life and maybe what campus life thinks about us.

Interview with Stanley D. Gehrt, Michael deLaubenfels (3’ 00”) – Questions are answered concerning the lack of wildlife on the OSU grounds.

To view the videos visit the Biopresence Vimeo Channel

Algorithmic Sequitur student show

Algorithmic Sequitur

All are invited to Hopkins Hall at the Ohio State University, to see this juried exhibition of student artwork coming from the Autumn semester Art & Technology courses. The action starts on the first floor of the building – in the Hopkins Hall Gallery, the Collaboratory, the corridor, room 156 for moving image art screenings, room 160 and 162 for media installations.

The opening night of December 9, from 5pm to 8pm is also the Open House for the entire Department of Art. On the second, third, fourth floors and basement studios of the building, the Department of Art graduate student studios are open for visitors. In the hallways and labs of all floors, student work from all areas of the Department of Art will be on display. From 7pm to 9pm the Open House moves to the Sherman Studios on west campus where Sculpture and Glass student work is showcased.

The poster image is a still frame captured from undergraduate student Ty Carroll’s latest video, Ninjitsu. Watch it online, along with his other videos here.

 

The Instant Now | OSU Department of Art Graduate Student Exhibition

Art and Tech MFA students organize exhibition
Art and Tech MFA students organize exhibition

Art & Tech graduate students Bill Randall and Jessica Ann organized an exhibition of the second-year students pursuing an MFA in the Department of Art. This exhibition included a bus tour, since the locations were spread throughout the university campus and the city of Columbus. In case you missed the tour, here is the website they created, which documents the project: The Instant Now | OSU Department of Art Master of Fine Arts Exhibition.

And here is the article in the Lantern, which includes a video documentary.

Upcoming exhibition

Algorithmic Sequitur

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 to Friday, December 12, 2014
Hopkins Hall Gallery, 128 N. Oval Mall, Columbus, OH 43210
Art + Tech

Reception: Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 5-8PM

An exhibition that looks at the endless emergent properties of algorithmic ways of knowing and making.

New media robotics, animation, moving image, tactical media, video, art games, cameraless filmaking, digital imaging, holography, 3D modeling and rapid prototyping works.