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Spectral Imprints: Sentient Pluralities and Unhuman Art

Published 17 Apr 2024
Spectral Imprints: Sentient Pluralities and Unhuman Art
25 Apr 2024

WRO Art Center

Widok 7, Wrocław

Paul Catanese will discuss artistic co-creation with artificial intelligence(s), sharing works-in-progress he is developing while a Fulbright Scholar at the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Fine Arts. Artworks from his creative practice will be presented as he shares his vision of what it means to him to be a hybrid media artist. Topics will include: speculative infinite operas, synthetic digital twins, lithography with drones, drawings to be seen from the moon, blimps, brains, and fog.

Paul Catanese is a hybrid media artist whose diverse range of works include installation, performance, sound, video, and print media. His work has been exhibited at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Chicago Cultural Center, New Museum of Contemporary Art, SFMOMA Artist's Gallery, La Villette, China Academy of Art, Frankston Art Center, Stuttgart Filmwinter, Ann Arbor Film Festival, and ISEA Dubai among others. Catanese is the author of "Director's Third Dimension" (2001), a book on real-time 3D programming, and co-author of "Post-Digital Printmaking: CNC, Traditional, and Hybrid Techniques" (2012), a book examining the rapid evolution of traditional printmaking to incorporate industrial tools such as laser cutters and computer-controlled routers. From 2009 to 2014, he served as President of the New Media Caucus, an international professional society and affiliate of the College Art Association. In 2014, he was awarded an Efroymson Contemporary Arts Fellowship, and named the Christian A. Johnson Endeavor Foundation Artist-in-Residence at Colgate University in 2018/19. Noteworthy collections featuring his work include the Robert and Elaine Stein Galleries at Wright State University, Center for Art + Environment Archives at the Nevada Museum of Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Most recently, Catanese was selected to be a Fulbright Scholar at the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław, Poland as a member of the Faculty of Graphics and Media Art during Spring and Summer 2024 while on sabbatical from Columbia College Chicago where he is a Professor and Director of Graduate Studies for Art and Art History.

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language of the lecture: ENGLISH

Spectral Imprints: Sentient Pluralities and Unhuman Art

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