Thursday, March 22, 2012

Ingrid Bachmann
Wednesday, March 28, 7 pm
Brown Center: Falvey Hall, 1301 W. Mount Royal Ave.

Ingrid Bachmann’s work exists at the crossroads of the technological, the generative, the performative, and the corporeal. Using both redundant and state of the art digital technologies, Bachmann’s projects create visually rich, immersive and interactive environments—spaces of encounter activated by the viewer—where various interactions and interventions can take shape. By combining responsive textiles, found objects, performance garments, and sculpture, Bachmann creates situations, circumstances, and systems that generate their own dynamics, contingent on the viewer’s presence and participation. In doing so, her works invite the viewer to negotiate materiality, performance, presence, and the haptic. Bachmann is a founding member of Hexagram: Institute for Research and Creation in the Media Arts in Montreal, Canada and the director of the Institute of Everyday Life. Her talk is part of the Fiber Department’s Mixed Media Series.

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