Emergence is the arbitrary combination of the rules of a system that produces the new and unexpected. In the same way, the artists of DANM are combining paradigms from different disciplines to create a space for the unbridled exploration of the aesthetics of light, culture, history, the mind, and sound. Like a virus or the internet, these emergences will continue to combine and evolve to integrate into the larger structure of society as a whole.
With an opening reception Friday June 8th and during two weekends in June, a diverse group of six graduates of UCSC’s Digital Arts and New Media MFA Program will come together to display their original works of digital and new media art from cutting-edge video and animation, special projection presentations, participatory performance pieces, sound installations, web art and much more. The seventh participant in the exhibit is a Fulbright Scholar, a digital artist from India whose work contrasts our two cultures in dramatic video installations. Special thanks go to all of our sponsors.
UCSC’s Digital Arts and New Media (DANM) program is at the forefront of a new discipline that merges the creative and academic potential of digital media and emerging artforms in exciting and unfamiliar ways. DANM was established in 2004 to address the increasingly central role of digital technology in the arts and to examine the impact of digital arts on culture. The program offers a two-year MFA program that brings together students and faculty from across the art and academic spectra to collaborate on artistic practice and scholarly research.
Digital Media Factory (map)
2809 Mission St. Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Reception Friday, June 8 (7-10)
June 8-10 and June 15-17, 2007
Friday June 8, 15: 7 pm to 10 pm
Saturday & Sunday June 9, 10, 16, 17: 10 am to 4 pm
Friday, June 8th: @ Digital Media Factory
8:00 pm - Celebration of graduates
8:30 pm - leaf Tine
8:45 pm - Synthia Payne
9:00 pm - no.e Sunflowrfish
Thursday, June 14th: @ The Museum of Art & History @ the McPherson Center, in Abbott Square (705 Front St., Santa Cruz.)
7:30 pm - no.e Sunflowrfish
Friday, June 15th: @ Digital Media Factory
8:00 - 10:00 pm - Gamelan Plesetan (no.e Sunflowrfish, Rene Lysloff, nx ogo, Chris Microhausen, Sapto Raharjo, and others TBA)
The reception and exhibition are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Felicia Rice, DANM program Manager (831 459-1554) for interviews and photos.