Thu, Apr 01|
The Impossible Studio Transmission
From my underground studio bunker, I overcome the impossible by creating spontaneous studio experiences that convey the otherworldly things that generally go unnoticed. - Randall Packer
Time & Location
Apr 01, 2021, 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM EDT
About the Event
Date: Thursday, April 1st, 3:00-3:30pm EST | 12:00 pm PST | 21:00 CEST | 23:30 IRST
From my underground studio bunker, I overcome the impossible by creating spontaneous studio experiences that convey the otherworldly things that generally go unnoticed. I set about to activate the studio, not just as a place of creation, but as a laboratory for transmission – of media, things, objects, situations, and myself. In this alchemical laboratory, I push the limits of perception by dipping myself in pixels and digital debris, using my electronic image as a canvas and a medium. In this way, I transmit a direct sensory conduit between myself and the viewer. I do this in real-time. Not only as a reconstructed simulation of bits and pieces of things slowly and meticulously assembled and reconstituted, but as a live situation: to capture the spontaneity of the gesture, the moment, the energy of making something and seeing it manifest out into the ether of the network: without interruption or hesitation.
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About Randall Packer
Since the 1980s, multimedia artist, composer, writer and educator Randall Packer has worked at the intersection of interactive media, live performance, and networked art. He has received critical acclaim for his socially and politically infused critique of media culture, and has performed and exhibited at museums, theaters, and festivals internationally, including: NTT InterCommunication Center (Tokyo), ZKM Center for Art & Media (Karlsruhe), Walker Art Center, (Minneapolis), Corcoran Gallery of Art (Washington, DC), The Kitchen (New York City), ZERO1 Biennial (San Jose), Transmediale Festival of Media (Berlin), and Theater Artaud (San Francisco). Packer is a writer and scholar in new media, most notably the co-editor of Multimedia: From Wagner to Virtual Reality and the author of his long running blog: Reportage from the Aesthetic Edge. He has written extensively for publications including: MIT Press, Johns Hopkins University Press, the Leonardo Journal for the Arts & Sciences, LINK, ART LIES, Hyperallergic, and Cambridge University Press. He holds an MFA and PhD in music composition and has taught multimedia at the University of California Berkeley, Maryland Institute College of Art, American University, California Institute of the Arts, Johns Hopkins University, The Museum of Modern Art, and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore. At NTU he founded and directed the Open Source Studio (OSS) project, an educational initiative exploring collaborative online research and teaching in the media arts. He also organized the Art of the Networked Practice Online Symposia in 2015 and 2018, global events that featured speakers, live performances, and participants from more than 40 countries around the world. Currently he is developing the Third Space Network (3SN), an Internet broadcast channel for live media arts and creative dialogue from his underground studio bunker in Washington, DC.