ARTIST IN RESIDENCY PROGRAM
In its 5th year, the Artist-in-Residency program (ARS) brings top media artists to share expertise with WSUV and the local Southwest Washington community. Housed for a semester-length period as "Visiting Artists" with The CMDC Program, these artists teach much needed skills in advanced media art forms, like interactive media, sound-video installations, and 3D visualizations/simulations; mentor local artists in honing careers in digital media; and offer learning opportunities to the local community through workshops, exhibits, and performances. Students who have interacted with these artists have gone on to create 3D simulations for the Vancouver's Downtown Association, high-definition videos for non-profits like the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, and advanced programming projects needed for event websites like the Turkey Trot. Besides its educational value, ARS also provides much needed leadership in the media arts through hosted events like the sound installation "Placing"
, the site specific performance "Between Rooms and Voices"
(December 2010); the gallery show, "mediartz"
(October 2009); the interactive performance-installation event, "VJ Fleet" (November 2008); and the workshops and artist talks (Fall 2007).
"Iron Tomahawks 2008" by Jackson 2bears, featured at the Banff Centre, Canada
Staying true to its experimental focus, the 2012 DTC Artists in Residence has as its theme "Electronic Music + Indigineous Cultures." Joining us in spring 2012 are performer and composer Rob Melton, visual-audio artist Matt Brislawn
, and Canadian multimedia performance musician Jackson 2bears
. While at WSUV the three musicians will teach MUC 452 "Electronic Music," teaching students in the CMDC Program how to compose, stage, and perform a multimedia electronic event. Jackson will also host an exhibit of his work and that of his students' at North Bank Artists Gallery, teach a workshop in indigineous culture and music to the SW Washington community, and mentor students interested in pursuing advanced study in music.
The 2012 ARS Program has received support from the the WSU Foundation's CougParents fund; WSUV's College of Liberal Arts and The Creative Media & Digital Culture Program; and North Bank Artists Gallery.
Previous ARS Programs
2010: "Responsive Media: Participatory and Multimedia Performance"
Portland sound artist Ethan Rose
. During his residency Rose taught DTC 354 Digital Storytelling and involved his students in the production of a gallery installation entitled "Placing
, in Downtown Vancouver and a major choral, multimedia piece entitled "Between Rooms and Voices"
(Archival video here
), that took place at Portland City Hall. Students involved in Rose's two projects were among those awarded "Honorable Mention" at the 2010 International Digital Media & Art Association Student Showcase in November.
2009: "3D Simulations"
Portland intermedia and musical artist Christopher Dougleris
and Blender specialist Darin Dingman. Two students from the ARS course received the Undergraduate Research Award at Research Showcase 2009.
2008: "Sensing Bodies: Physical Computing for Innovation & Interactivity"
Canadian artists Steve Gibson
and Justin Love
; award-winning screenwriter and video artist from Portland, Will Luers
; and Canadian artists Julie Andreyev
and Simon Lysander Overstall. Students engaged in projects focusing on interactive sound, video, and GPS/mobile installations that utilize physical computing and sensing technologies in their methodologies in a Fine Arts course entitled FA 435 "Interactive Art." They also performed the interactive sound and video work, "VJ Fleet," in November in three locations in the Vancouver area. For this project they won the 2009 Undergraduate Research Award at Research Showcase 2008.
2007: "Media Art"
The digital animation and performance artists calling themselves "Hooliganship" Peter Burr and Christopher Dougleris
; Canadian multimedia artist and composer Steve Gibson
, and game theorist and designer Samantha Blackmon