New Alchemy - 2015 DANM MFA Exhibition
There will be a reception for the exhibition from 5-8pm, with the opening ceremony at 5pm. The exhibition is open from 12-5pm each day and 12-8pm on April 25. For more information, contact [email protected] or 831 459-1554
"In the Digital Arts and New Media MFA Program (DANM) at UC Santa Cruz, two years of intensive study culminate in the development of individual projects, which premiere in an annual MFA exhibition. In honor of the golden anniversary of UC Santa Cruz and the tenth anniversary of the DANM program, twelve emerging artists have come together to present New Alchemy, a group exhibition exploring various processes of transformation.
Artists' line up:
Jana Bolotin, Steve Gerlach, Kristen Gillette, Joel Dream, Deirdra “Squinky” Kiai, Wayne Booth Marci, Sean McGowen, Wes Modes, Nathan Ober, Joan Raspo, Alexandra Teixeira Riggs, Kelly Skye
Alchemy can be defined as "a seemingly magical process of transformation, creation, or combination.” This same definition could be used to describe the artist process, and speaks to science, discovery, and the unattainable. This year’s works include sculptural installations, interactive documentary, playable digital media experiences, and even the recreation of a 1940s shantyboat. In New Alchemy, transformation is at the core of the artists’ work, and is core to their personal journeys during their two years as graduate students.
New Alchemy is part of the larger event, It’s pan-DANM-onium!, taking place on Saturday, April 25 (10am-10pm) in celebration of DANM’s 10th anniversary. The day includes the MFA exhibition, alumni slideshows, a DIY faire of making, and an evening masquerade ball."
Selected Artwork on display
Wayne Booth Marci, Decolonial Map, 2015
All Native American land area, wars, and treaties, geolocated 1775-2014.
Sean McGowen, Yours Mine and Ours, 2015
An interactive installation based on economic theory. Photo by: Sean McGowen
Jana Bolotin, Invisible Fury, 2015
Gloria, rotoscope illustration of one of the characters for Jana Bolotin's Invisible Fury.
Deirdra Squinky Kiai, Interruption Junction, 2015
Screenshot of Interruption Junction. Photo courtesy of the artist.
LINK: New Alchemy
Submitted by Matteo Bittanti (Photos courtesy of Bob Elderberry)