Digital Arts and New Media: MFA: Collaboration, Innovation, Social Impact

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danm tuesdays 4-6 :: proportions ridiculous :: david moody

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 11:00pm to Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - 1:00am

DANM TUESDAYS 4-6 allow the DANM community to come together each week to listen, learn and share our work and play. During the spring quarter the series will include a rich line-up of student presentations, visiting artists, and a workshop. All meetings are held in DARC 206, unless otherwise indicated.


Earlier work, the digital music box, Resonation 2012, explored time, memory and nostalgia through sound, imagery and the physical artifact. Using the concept of human memory as a subjective slate prompted by physical objects around us, the work juxtaposed organic and non-organic materials to allude to the artist's past and explore the notion of “the self” as a resonator.

Proportions Ridiculous will borrow the concepts of material juxtaposition and Resonation’s multimedia approach to explore global disparities of wealth and resource consumption. Inspired by artists who build physical objects and spaces using a wide variety of materials and techniques, it will communicate research and meditations on ridiculous inequity through electro-kinetic sculpture, poetry, multimedia art, and digital photography, ultimately challenging the sanity and sustainability of these inequities and consumption-based economics as a whole. 


David Moody is a graduate student and teaching assistant at the University of California Santa Cruz pursuing a Master of Fine Arts degree in Digital Arts and New Media. Prior to beginning his MFA, David completed his undergraduate degree with a double major in Electronic Media and Magazine Journalism at the University of Oregon, where his feature writing won a National Hearst Award in 2011. David’s creative interests include photography, poetry, sound, video and storytelling through a variety of media. He researches and makes art focusing on global disparities of wealth and resource consumption.