Public Lecture

Donnerstag, 12. Juni 2014
14:00 - 15:30 Uhr
Ort: Expositur PSK, Georg-Coch-Platz 2/1. OG, 1010 Wien

ALI MIHARBI (new media artist, Istanbul)

"Chance and New Media"

Chance has been valued by artists since a long time as a way to bring out a potential for resonance in the world. Now living in a time of efficiency where computers are designed to establish accuracy and predictability, what are the challenges for new media artists who embrace strategies involving chance, error, randomness, noise and failure?

Short bio: Ali Miharbi (b. 1976) lives and works in Istanbul. He acquired a dual degree in Electrical & Computer Engineering (BS, 2000) and Art Theory & Practice - Painting (BA, 2000) at Northwestern University, USA. In 2010 he completed his MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University, USA. He recently showed in venues and festivals such as FILE Festival, São Paulo (BR); Dumbo Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY (US); Electriciteitsfabriek, The Hague (NL); TANAS, Berlin (DE) and Benaki Museum, Athens (GR). His work takes a variety of forms that range from photographic, graphic, sonic or sculptural pieces to dynamic systems driven by live or stored data.

This Artist Talk is part of a cooperation between the Digital Arts department (Prof. Ruth Schnell / University of Applied Arts Vienna) and TONSPUR Kunstverein Wien (Artistic Director Georg Weckwerth).

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