School of Art, Media, and Technology

Media ART Banquet 01

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When: Oct 21, Friday
Where: Parsons the New School for Design
6 East 16th Street
Room 1009

In the middle of autumn, you are invited to the heart/mind/soul Media ART Banquet.

Nam June Paik’s drew together the East was connected to the West by passing an apple from New York to Tokyo. The Media ART Banquet opens up a new kitchen for the 21st century artists with no limit and no boundaries. We expect to see the tasteful merge of life and art, technology and art, the young and the old, the East and the West, and the real and the imaginary.

The first Media ART Banquet hosted by Dooeun CHOI(visiting scholar at Parsons) is honor to have two leading media professionals from UK, Mike Stubbs(director of FACT) and Gina Czarnecki(media artists) to share their outstanding thoughts and practices in media arts and social engagement.

– By Dooeun CHOI
(Creative director of Art Center Nabi, KR / visiting scholar at Parsons the New School for Design)
– By Mike Stubbs(director of FACT, UK)
– Gina Czarnecki(media artist, UK)
– Q&A

Mike Stubbs
Mike Stubbs will talk the about FACT centre, looking at its activities across a range of disciplines and specifically in relation to commissioning artists and exhibitions for gallery and the public realm, featuring case studies of artists work by Hseih Teching, Krzysztof Wodiczko, Bernie Lubell and Pipilotti Rist. He will also present examples of a number of other exhibitions and festivals he has curated or produced at FACT, the leading UK media arts organisation. FACT delivers internationally significant exhibitions and events, a film programme across four screens, a standard-setting community collaborations programme, a nationally significant technology service, a research centre and training programme.
Mike Stubbs is the Director of FACT, the Foundation for Art and Creative Technology, the UK’s leading organisation for the commissioning and presentation of film, video and new media art forms. Jointly appointed in May 2007 by John Moores Liverpool University he is Professor of Art, Media and Curating. In 2002 he won a Banff Fleck Fellowship.

Encompassing a broad range of arts and media practice his arts management, curating and artwork has been internationally acknowledged. Previously he was Head of Program for ACMI, the Australian Centre for Moving Image, Senior Research Resident, Visual Research Centre, Dundee University and founding Director at Hull Time Based Arts (HTBA). During his career, Mike has co-established the ROOT, Burning Bush Bush and AND festivals and commissioned and produced over 350 exhibitions, interactive, site specific, performative, sonic and moving-image based exhibition programs and artworks. Including: White Noise, Stanley Kubrick, Pixar for ACMI and SkInterfaces, Pipilotti Rist as part of Liverpool’s European Capital of Culture 2008 and is on the curatorium of Liverpool Bienalle for FACT.

Gina Czarnecki
Gina Czarnecki’s career to date encompasses film and installation, with an emphasis on human relationships to image, disease, evolution, genetic research and specialising in advanced technologies of image production.
Created in collaboration with biotechnologists, computer programmers, dancers and sound artists, Czarnecki’s projects confront issues surrounding the convergence of biology and technology, and the possible corruption of the human genetic mix.
Her works raise real and relevant questions about developments in the ‘life’ sciences and changes in culture, society and language. Through sampling, generating and re-processing image and sound, she creates contemplative spaces with strong visual aesthetics.

Dooeun CHOI
Dooeun Choi is the creative director of the Art Center Nabi, Seoul, Korea, and has worked extensively as an independent curator for projects including the Resfest Digital Film Festival Korea, to public art programs in New York and Melbourne, the 2003 Uijeongbu International Digital Art Festival, the 1st 01SJ Biennial / ISEA2006 Symposium, Incheon International Digital Arts Festival 2010 and has most recently been working as a visiting scholar at Parsons the New School in NY during her sabbatical year. She is also invited as a curator for the 2012 ZERO1 Biennial. Her interests revolve around new ways of communication between humans, nature and artificial lives through networked media.

**Please RSVP by Oct 19, Wednesday to






Zero, Mike Stubbs, Gina Czarnecki, 2001. Video still

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