Resources

Main Menu


4 Event(s) Found in "The ART NOW Series"

Artist Talk with Weili Shi

Oct 9

Artist Talk with Weili Shi 

Wilson Auditorium - 6 PM

Weili Shi is an artist who designs through the media of digital technologies. He creates unconventional experiences with the aim of provoking people’s consciousness. In his most recent work, Shan Shui in the World, he transformed the information of the buildings in Manhattan, NY, into traditional Chinese shanshui (landscape) paintings by a custom algorithm. This project revisits the ideas implicit in Chinese literati paintings of shan shui: the relationship between urban life and people’s yearning for nature, and between social responsibility and spiritual purity. With generative technology, Shan Shui in the World has the ability to represent any place in the world—including the city where the audience is—in the form of a shanshui painting. Weili Shi is currently a developer at Bluecadet and teaches at Parsons School of Design.

Free Event


Film Screening and Discussion:  Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky’s Rebirth of a Nation

Feb 20

Film Screening and Discussion: Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky’s Rebirth of a Nation 

Wilson Auditorium - 4:30 PM

To create his film Rebirth of a Nation, Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky, remixed D.W. Griffith’s 1915 epic film The Birth of a Nation. His re-telling of this overtly racist story depicted in the Reconstruction-era Southern United States hurtles Griffith’s images into the twenty-first century, a sociopolitical landscape that has evolved beyond all expectations. The original film was based on a novel and theater play by Thomas Dixon entitled The Clansman. By applying dj technique to cinema, DJ Spooky’s new film parallels, deconstructs, and remixes the original. DJ Spooky has presented the remix as an engagement with film, music, and contemporary art. He likes to think of it as “film as found object” in the same sense that artists such as Marcel Duchamp, Jeff Koons, Andy Warhol, and David Hammons, among many others, have fostered creative investigations into the idea of found objects, cinema, and “appropriation art.” Following the film screening, Monmouth University faculty will lead a discussion about the connections of race, with an emphasis on its connection to place.

Free Event


Multimedia Performance: Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky’s The Book of Ice

Mar 21

Multimedia Performance: Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky’s The Book of Ice 

Pollak Theatre - 6 PM

Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky, will visit Monmouth University to present his The Book of Ice—a multimedia performance and discussion he will stage with musicians from campus. Antarctica, the only uninhabited continent, belongs to no single country, and has no government. While certain countries lay claim to portions of the landmass, it is the only solid land on the planet with no unified national affiliation. Drawing on the continent’s rich history of inspiring exploration and artistic endeavors, Miller has put together his own multimedia, multidisciplinary study of Antarctica. The Book of Ice is one aspect of this ongoing project. In this multimedia talk, Miller discusses his journeys to Antarctica, climate change, and the creation of The Book of Ice, using Antarctica-related data to create maps, graphics, sound, music, and multimedia performances. Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky, is an established composer, multimedia artist, and author. He travels around the world performing solo, with chamber groups, and with orchestras, while giving talks at prominent universities, museums, and conferences. His DJ Mixer app has seen more than 12 million downloads and in 2012- 2013 he was the first artist-in-residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC. He is also the executive editor of ORIGIN Magazine. He’s produced and composed work for Yoko Ono, Thurston Moore, and scores of artists and award-winning films. Miller’s work as a media artist has appeared in the Whitney Biennial; The Venice Biennial for Architecture; the Ludwig Museum in Cologne, Germany; Kunsthalle, Vienna; The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh; and many other museums and galleries. He has been featured everywhere from CNN to SyFy. His new book The Imaginary App, published by MIT Press, was released in 2014. National Geographic named Miller a National Geographic Emerging Explorer for 2014/2015.

Free Event


Artist Talk with Chris Clavio

Apr 3

Artist Talk with Chris Clavio 

Wilson Auditorium - 4:30 PM

Chris Clavio is an Electronic Artist and Entrepreneur living and working in Santa Fe, NM. His work explores the sublime and perception using light, sound, and interactive environments. He currently develops interactive lighting systems for the artist collective Meow Wolf and was a lead designer on the low voltage infrastructure for Meow Wolf's House of Eternal Return. Clavio has shown work across the United States, most recently in Pittsburgh, PA, with Energy Flow, a project in collaboration with Andrea Polli that highlights the Rachel Carson bridge with wind-turbine powered LEDs. His current projects integrate several software platforms and various hardware configurations to create immersive and interactive environments that stimulate the senses in order to evoke the imagination and push the limits of our perceived reality.

Free Event