New Media Mutants – where art and technology intersect @ Hamiltonian Gallery
Aug 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The recent proliferation of digital tools has created space for interactive and cross-disciplinary art practices. Boundaries are melting away as categories of creative production are combined. These emerging hybrid forms challenge traditional notions of the aesthetic experience.

Locative music, animated drawings, sensor-based interactive sculptures are some examples of these recent developments.

In light of his solo exhibition U Street Chromatic (for Duke),  Billy Friebele invites audiences and artists to join him in exploring the complex world of multimedia art by sharing in conversation their insights on the melding practices of the digital arts.

The talk will feature local curator and musician/artist Ryan Holladay and NYC-based artist Terry Nauheim, who together with Friebele, will present on their multimedia works that include sound and radio art pieces, kinetic sculptures, drawing machines and experiential listening works.

Billy Friebele examines time-based notions of public space through video, drawing, and installation. He is a co-founder of Freespace Collective and FLEX, a group of artists and curators who produce ephemeralart exhibitions in non-art spaces. Billy has exhibited at the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Orlando Museum of Art, Art Museum of the Americas, and the Katzen Center for the Arts.

Ryan Holladay is an artist and the new media curator at Artisphere where he has worked since it opened in 2010. He is one of three curators of ‘Fermata’, Artisphere’s Spring/Summer show and its first dedicated entirely to sound. Additionally, Ryan works as a sound artist and musician along with his brother and collaborator, Hays Holladay. Together, the two have amassed a body of work that includes sound installations, film scores, mobile apps and interactive concerts and events. Most recently, they’ve gained attention for their location-aware music projects, for which WIRED called them “pioneers”. They have worked with a range of companies and institutions such as MTV, Olin and the MIT Media Lab. Ryan is a 2013 TED Fellow, a 2014 Aspen Ideas Scholar and recently served as artist-in-residence at Stanford University’s Experimental Media Art Department.

Terry Nauheim explores sound and visual relationships through digital media, drawing, and installation. She has exhibited her artwork at the Bronx Museum of the Arts; the Contemporary Museum, Baltimore; Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts; the Drawing Room, London; Musée Art Contemporain Lyon; and the Sculpture Center, Long Island City.