Faculty Collaboration >> the gleaners, and: ritual for signaled bodies

the gleaners, and: ritual for signaled bodies was created in December 2020 by a collaboration between Assistant Professor of Video Art Eric Souther and Associate Professor of Expanded Media Benjamin Rosenthal from the University of Kansas. You can see the trailer of the project below.

the gleaners, and: ritual for signaled bodies single-channel trailer

the gleaners, and: ritual for signaled bodies performs at the edges between body and the external, oscillating and eroding those boundaries. A ritual for creating new worlds and situations for fragmented bodies. Signals pass through the joints of animated and genderless bodies and body parts entangling the body-signal-actions both materially and conceptually as these control mechanisms interfere with pre-animated content. Perpetually shifting surfaces and skins serve as sites of projection and interference, contributing to the further “queering” of the state of these bodies and fragments that are stretched and submerged into and outside of the environment they inhabit, as they encounter desire, distress, and ritualized oscillations. Signals generate both sound and compels movement, the making of the images, and the body further challenges the stability and integrity of the space in its otherworldliness and the spatial relationships it establishes with the audience. At the edge between crisis and satisfaction, the work adopts the role of Millet’s own “gleaners,” making-do on the boundary between sustenance and the devoid.

EIA Alumni Victoria Bradbury receives MegaGrant from Epic Games to Expand Unreal Engine with Physical Computing

Huge congratulations to EIA Alumni Victoria Bradbury for receiving Epic Games, Mega Grant! Read more about the project here.

UNC Asheville Assistant Professor of New Media Victoria Bradbury has received a $44,000 Epic MegaGrant from Epic Games for artistic projects tying together Epic’s Unreal Engine with physical computing using microcontrollers.

Screen capture from the trailer to Victoria Bradley’s Blue Boar VR

International Art Education Achievement Exhibition of Teacher and Student

Expanded Media and Electronic Integrated Arts students Michael Flora, Autumn Maggi, Rosalie Brennan, Emily Fedorchak, & Professor Joseph Scheer was selected to exhibit their work in the International Art Education Achievement Exhibition of Teacher and Student that was started at the School of Design at Nanjing University of the Arts in Nanjing, Jiangsu, China & has traveled to Shanxi University School of Fine Arts in Taiyuan, China, Curated by Wang Zhijun & Xu Li. The exhibition included sixteen other art schools around the globe.

Alfred University School of Art and Design exhibition shot
Alfred University School of Art and Design
International Art Education Achievement Exhibition of Teacher and Student poster

Video Vessels Exhibition

Video Vessels is an experimental exhibition and collaboration between ceramic and video art students in the School of Art and Design at the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. Students in the Design! Ceramics course lead by Professor Johnathan Hopp created conceptual ceramic forms as 3D models. Students from Introduction to New Media lead by Professor Eric Souther created video glazes to wrap around the ceramic forms and animations to explore the material interactions across the surfaces. These investigations will be shared across the multi-channel video space in the Snodgrass Gallery. The Snodgrass Gallery is located on the 3rd Floor of Harder Hall. Exhibition will be on view November 9th-17th, 2020

Artist includes Ariana Bronson, Lucas Easton, Ashley Zhang, Lauren Dembski, Arielle Atmosfera, Jaspal Batra, Amanda Brosgole, Grace Evans, Michael Flora, Nylin Grisby, Nyarai Jokonya, Tammy McGovern, Yunda Sun, Jacob Wilson, Di Zhu, Grace Joyner, Julianna Doughtrey, Maddy Hill, Maya Miles, Neria Leander, Kyle O’Connor, Ty Heyden, Johnathan Hopp, & Eric Souther.

Video Vessels bumper