ARTIST TALK – DIGITALE KUNST / Ruth Schnell
Donnerstag, 3. November 2022
14:00 - 15:30 Uhr
Ort: DIGITALE KUNST, Vorlesungsraum, Expositur PSK, Georg-Coch-Platz 2, 1010 Wien
NEIL MENDOZA (Media artist, New York)
Screens and Machines
Why write web applications when you could be imbuing hamsters with art skills? Why master spreadsheets when you could be teaching fish to use hammers? In this presentation, Neil will share some of his thoughts on using technology as a tool to create artworks that live outside the screen, blurring the line between physical and the digital.
Neil Mendoza’s work combines sculpture, electronics and software to bring inanimate objects and spaces to life. By combining found objects with technology in unexpected ways, the different elements of his work can be looked at from a new perspective. He explores themes of the absurd, the humorous, the futile and the surreal. He has exhibited work and talked at conferences around the world, taught classes on art and technology at UCLA and Stanford and co-founded the art collective “is this good?”.
In November 2022 Neil Mendoza is coming to Vienna for a residency in the Museumsquartier, a workshop at the department and an Artist Talk.