November 3 – December 1, 2023
Medium: Rendered 3D scan data, recorded audio
Duration: 6 minutes
Arbor is about how difficult it is to 3D scan trees and finding visually interesting moments in the imperfection of digital reproduction.
Joshua Albers uses computers to poke at how reality is perceived, with a particular emphasis on how experiences are shaped by motion through time. In his recent work, he combines and manipulates 3D scans from daily life to create abstract, non-narrative videos. Previous work has been included in Supernova 7th Dimension, /’fu:bar/, Glitch.Art.Br, and Pixels Fest. Albers completed his MFA in New Media Arts from University of Illinois at Chicago in 2013 and a BFA at Missouri State University in 2004. He currently teaches computer animation and digital fabrication as Associate Professor of Art at Missouri State University.
October 1 – November 2, 2023
Middle of Infinity
Laura Stayton & Adam Hogan
Score by: Hertzog | Hogan, “a turn of events”
Middle of Infinity investigates our understanding of scale and perceptual experience of physical size, viewpoint, time, and the relationship between the micro/macro and the sublime. The images are entirely created using a single continuous shot, filmed with high speed cinematography. None of the images are computer-generated or animation and are actual observations of a singular constructed performance.
Hogan and Stayton’s work has taken them all over the country and to many parts of the world to create images. This work spans traditional production, but also includes experimental collaborations with artists, choreographers, musicians and composers. Their collective collaborations and works have been featured in numerous national and international festivals, exhibitions and collections including: Ars Electronica, ISEA (International Symposium on Electronic Art), Cyfest13, Smithsonian Institution, Berlinale, Athens Digital Arts Festival, DOC NYC, and more.
Stayton and Hogan also developed a collaborative project, Artists Tapes, that strives to save media works, experimental films, and rare cinematic treasures through preservation, digital restoration and migration. Through this, they use digital technologies, advanced digital color science and machine learning to preserve and examine the past. This work is done by collaborating directly with artists, filmmakers, collections, and archives. Publication/exhibitions of these restored works include Criterion Collection, Anthology Film Archives, Fridman Gallery, Il Cinema Ritrovato, and others.
Adam Hogan is a media artist, cinematographer, composer, researcher, and advocate for film and media preservation. His work engages experimental approaches to moving image and sound by using the mediums themselves through production and development to explore how media technologies shape our perception and relationships to spaces and histories.
As a cinematographer and director of photography, he has been all over the country and to many parts of the world to create images. This work spans traditional production, but also includes experimental collaborations with artists, choreographers, musicians and composers. His work and collaborations have been featured in numerous national and international festivals, exhibitions and collections including: Smithsonian Institution, Metropolitan Museum, Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Berlinale, CyFest13, Athens Digital Arts Festival, DOC NYC, BioBAT NYC, and more. It has also recently been part of a national theatrical release in 2021 and can be found on streaming platforms: Apple TV, Amazon Prime, Vudu, Criterion Channel, and others.
Hogan holds a Ph.D. from University of Washington, Seattle in Digital Arts and Experimental Media and a MFA from Washington University in St. Louis.
Laura Stayton is an artist, film editor, and colorist, who has worked between art and film for over a decade. Her work spans traditional moving image practices, expanded cinema, and film/media arts advocacy. Stayton’s independent research focuses mainly on media archaeology, and how to use modern digital technologies, advanced digital color science, and machine learning to preserve and examine the past. This work is done by collaborating directly with. artists, filmmakers, and archives.