May 11–June 23, 2017
Reception Thursday, May 11 at 5:30 pm
Housed within the Video & Time-Based Media program of the California State University Stanislaus Art Department, the Building Imagination Initiative is a uniquely service learning oriented, interdisciplinary, academic and research program. The Building Imagination Initiative is offered to students who wish to gain core industry experiences through a project based, integrated learning environment which has strategic partnerships with leading non-profits. Dedicated to creative applications of digital technologies and targeted service learning opportunities within Modesto, CA and the greater Central Valley, the Building Imagination Initiative is a highly innovative research program which focuses upon the low quality of life rankings of the Central Valley and the re-imagining of its future as a metaphorical bridge for social struggles endemic to humanity itself. Faculty and students representing interdisciplinary interests create a unique academic environment dedicated to realizing individual artistic intentions while creating a collaborative structure for critical thinking and the understanding of media ecology.
Peter Williams: Walls, Screens
June 29 to August 18, 2017
Reception Thursday July 13, 2017 at 5:30 pm; Artist Talk at 6:30 pm
Peter Williams is a New Media artist originally from Canada. Specializing in generative and interactive art, he makes tactically unstable works that complicate and hybridize place in physical, digital and augmented situations. Media are elastic and chimerical, more and more resembling us. Through his art, Williams struggles with this recursion. His works have been presented in Asia, Canada, Europe, the U.K. and USA at venues such as the International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA), The Lumen Prize Exhibition, SIGGRAPH Asia and the Association of Computing Machinery Conference on Human Computer Interaction (ACM SIGCHI). He is currently Assistant Professor of New Media Art at California State University, Sacramento.
Digital Arts Workshop with Paul Taylor
November 2, 2017. Stanislaus State students only.
Paul Taylor is a multimedia artist based in the San Francisco Bay area. His work explores the effects of increased digital immersion on our perceptions of and interactions with our surroundings and each other, and has been included in group exhibitions and screenings throughout the United States and abroad.
Digital Arts Workshop with Zen Cohen
December 13, 2017. Stanislaus State students only.
Workshop: 2-5:30, Art Department Digital Media Studio
Artist talk: 5:30-6:30
Drawing from multiple influences such as theater, ritual, media theory and mysticism; her projects are imbued with a strong foundation in the female perspective and seek to mirror the diversity found in her collaborators.
Her work has been presented in venues such as the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, SFMOMA, deYoung Museum, Centro Atlántico Arte Moderno, ARTSpace New Haven, Vanity Projects, The Center for New Music & Audio Technologies at UC Berkeley, Recombinant Media Lab, SOMArts and Artists Television Access (ATA).