Since I’ve joined Sparkplug, I’ve been working furiously on some new ink and mylar paintings. Check them out!
Yep, I have recently been invited to join the Sparkplug artist collection run by the DCAC! I’m really looking forward to meeting the new members and making some new work!
Thursday, May 24th I’ll be speaking at the DC Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER). This event focuses on recent developments in experimental and interactive technology in art.
I’ll be joined by several of the people involved with the recent Experimental Media 2012 Exhibition currently on view at Artisphere such as curator Max Kazemzadeh, WPA Program Director Blair Murphy, and fellow artists in the exhibition Blake Fall-Conroy and Steven H. Silberg.
I look forward to seeing you there!
My work will be in three upcoming group exhibitions and programs, so be sure to mark your calendars!
Experimental Media 2012 Exhibition: D.O.L.L.: DIWO OPNSRC LMFAO LHOOQ
April 12 – May 20, 2012
Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 12, 2012 @ 6:00 pm
D.O.L.L.: DIWO OPNSRC LMFAO LHOOQ, an exhibition of experimental and interactive new media, installation, and sculpture, will take place in the Terrace Gallery at Artisphere from April 12 through May 20, 2012. D.O.L.L.highlights the creative, use, re-use, and mis-use of technology by contemporary artists. Artists featured in the exhibition utilize technological devices and systems to challenge our expectations of contemporary art, while simultaneously questioning common assumptions about technology and our relationship with it.
Experimental Media 2012 Video Screenings
Thursday, April 26, 6:30pm at The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC
Thursday, May 10, 6:30pm at Artisphere, Arlington, VA
Featuring video work by local, national, and international artists, the Experimental Media Video Screenings will include works that use video as a medium to explore our contemporary landscape of data flow, perception, and exchange between systems, whether human, gestural, cultural, chemical, political, or virtual. Of the videos selected for Experimental Media 2012, one will be awarded the 2012 Kraft Prize for New Media, a $750 cash prize. Additional screenings to be announced.
Zeitgeist III: Too Much Information
May 4th – June 10, 2012
DC Arts Center, 2438 18th Street NW
Washington DC 20009
Opening Reception: Friday, May 4, 2012 @ 7 – 9 pm
I have been asked to teach an Intro to Video course beginning January 19, 2012 at the Latin American Youth Center in Columbia Heights (DC). In this course, I’ll be teaching the basics of video post-production using Final Cut Express.
So, if you’ve been wanting to get into movie making but haven’t had the chance, sign up! Visit the Art and Media House website to register.
People have worried about the effect of technology on the human spirit for centuries. Michelle Lisa Herman’s Coup d’Espace installation, Inter-Net takes on the topic with wit and compassion. The three pieces included in the installation, Social Network, Virtual Window and Love Letters (Language is a Virus), each play with the juxtaposition of human and machine, offering a perspective that melds the sinister with the soulful.
at 2023 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC
Exhibition Hours: Monday – Friday, 10am-6pm
Washington Project for the Arts is pleased to present Inter-Net, a Coup d’Espace project by Michelle Lisa Herman. An interdisciplinary artist working in multimedia video installation, audio sculpture, and new media, Herman’s work explores the impact of new communication technologies on our desire for connection, both with one another and with the natural world. For Inter-Net, she presents three new projects that grapple with the increased use of technology to mimic and mediate human experience. As our interactions with one another and the natural world become increasingly mediated through new technology, we face both new opportunities for connection, coupled with a decrease in direct human contact. Herman explores this new communications landscape, finding alienation, but also humor and unexpected poetry.
Inter-Net is funded in part by the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.