Art, ARGs, and Social Activism

Art, ARGs, and Social Activism

zero1-playWednesday, April 6, 2011.
Artist Lecture. B205.  California State University Stanislaus. Turlock, CA.
Art, ARGs, and Social Activism: Digital games are widely used and played to address pressing social issues, producing sustainable and positive impacts within our society. In the //Building Imagination Initiative’s Alternate Reality Game, each participant chooses a Mission to participate in. Missions revolve around creating imaginative art based solutions to Modesto’s livability issues: Education, Employment, Crime, Health Care, Housing, Transportation, Leisure, Arts & Culture, Quality of Life.

Deep Root Dance Collective: R.A.W. at The Garage

February 18 – 19th, 2011.
Deep Root Dance Collective at The Garage.
San Francisco. CA.

Deep Root Dance Collective invites you to Force Intent, an evening of collective works by Jeanne Disney, Bonner Odell, lola a. katie, and Nicole Zvarik. Explore our social landscape and its societal impacts with mermaids, terrorists, anchormen and vaginae. Live and interactive video performance of //Bii: Water

Double Vision. “Recursive Things”

Friday, March 11, 2011.
Recursive Things, DOUBLE VISION.
Julian Scott Memorial Gallery.
Montpelier, Vermont.
Installation of //Bii: Watch (water).

In Montpelier, they’ll transform the performance space into a maze through which audience members can travel and interact with the dancers, hanging placards — with phrases such as “Rewind,” “Fast-forward” or “Pause” — around the performers’ necks that instruct them how to move. Clute and Vermont artist and interactive-exhibit designer Sherlock Terry will create live sound; California-based artist Jessica Gomula will provide a video element. Full Article.

Modesto International Architecture Festival.

Friday, September 18th, 2010.
Modesto International Architecture Festival.
Film Screening, State Theatre. Modesto, CA.
Screening of //Bii: Wealth.


Executive Directors: Jessica Gomula + Christian Hali.
Collaborating Artistic Producers: Brittney Miller, Julie Strong, Alyssa Martinez.

A video response to Modesto’s repeated ranking as the most unlivable city of its size in the country. Modesto’s problems are many and deep rooted. Yet this ranking is in contrast to its reputation in the mid-20th century as a progressive community known for cutting edge architecture and urban design, and as one of the fastest growing cities in the country.

Structured around the city’s official slogan “Water, Wealth, Contentment, Health” this four part video series explores the city’s livability issues primarily through its architecture and urban design in an expressive and experimental “art house” manner.

The Wealth, second in the video series, examines the economic well-being of Modesto through its residential architecture. Poetically juxtaposing highlights and architectural gems of Modesto with residential embodiments of the city’s issues of livability, such as the high rates of home foreclosure, infrastructure inequalities, poverty, crime, cost of living, and low rates of income.

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BFA mini-show Spring 2016The gallery will be bustling with activity during this series of mini-exhibits by Stanislaus State Bachelor of Fine Arts students. These exhibits will include not only video and digital art, but a full range of their current explorations.

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Digital Arts Workshop: Sean Clute
Apr 8 @ 12:00 pm – 2:45 pm

Digital Arts Workshop with Sean Clute
April 8, 2019.  Stanislaus State students only.

Art Department Digital Media Studio


Sean Clute is an interdisciplinary artist, composer and performer. His work has been presented internationally at venues such as The Kitchen, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, MuseumsQuartier Wien, ISEA2014 – Dubai, and the Autonomous Mutant Festival. Currently, Clute lives in Vermont where he is Co-Artistic Director of intermedia dance company DOUBLE VISION, the founder and director of the Media Arts Research Studio (MARS) and Associate Professor of Digital Art at Johnson State College. Occasionally, he attempts to cross-country ski.


Digital Arts Workshop: Adam Sidwell
Apr 15 @ 3:00 pm – 5:45 pm

Digital Arts Workshop with Adam Sidwell
April 15, 2019.  Stanislaus State students only.

Art Department Digital Media Studio


In between writing books for the EVERTASTER children’s adventure series, Adam Glendon Sidwell uses the power of computers to make monsters, robots and zombies come to life for blockbuster movies such as Pirates of the CaribbeanKing KongPacific RimTransformers and Tron. After spending countless hours in front of a keyboard meticulously adjusting tentacles, calibrating hydraulics, and brushing monkey fur, he is delighted at the prospect of modifying his creations with the flick of a few deftly placed adjectives.