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Los Angeles Center for Digital Art in association with EZTV, the CyberSpace
Gallery, the SIGGRAPH Art Gallery and the SIGGRAPH Guerilla Studio presents:
31-Sept 3 2005
July 31, 8-10pm
SYNAPSE is a group exhibition of seven artists who made a difference
by not only pursuing their personal aesthetics but because they operated in
such a way as to build bridges between art forms and art communities.
some of the key accomplishments of the last quarter-century in the development
of the Southern California digital art scene. SYNAPSE presents the work
of David Em and Tony Longson, two of the first artists anywhere to use
computers in their art making process. Victor Acevedo and Michael Wright
are two early practioners of PC based computer graphics for desktop printing
and video. Michael Masucci and Kate Johnson are writers, filmmakers and
musicians who were early adaptors of using desktop technology to create
broadcast quality productions using sound, dialogue and
visual art. Anneliese Varaldiev is a photographer and filmmaker who used early
technology in her work.
these artists are veterans of the seminal Los Angeles digital art community
who gathered around EZTV, whose CyberSpace Gallery was clearly among
the world’s first to dedicate itself to the advocacy and exhibition
of computer-based art. At a time when most of the Los Angeles art world
ignored the significance of the digital imaging revolution, these particular
artists advanced a variety of ideas and aesthetic strategies that have
since become prevalent. Each, in their own way, began to explore the
then relatively uncharted computer assisted art-making territory. Many
of these artists have been exhibited in museums, galleries, festivals
and conferences, and are included in critical books, journals and periodicals
concerning digital art.
in the tradition of the Digilantes, those EZTV- affiliated artists who mounted
a series of seminal computer art exhibitions throughout Southern
California in the 1990s and in conjunction with ACM/SIGGRAPH 2005,
the 32nd International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques
will be presented as a site-specific exhibition at the Los Angeles Center
for Digital Art in downtown Los Angeles. SYNAPSE is part of the ACM/SIGGRAPH
Conference outreach program as sponsored by the SIGGRAPH Guerilla Studio
and SIGGRAPH 2005 Art Gallery.
SYNAPSE is the 2nd installment of the traveling series "Hacking
the Timeline" which attempts to inform and integrate into popular
art history an appreciation and acknowledgment of digital art.
information on this exhibit and its artist can be found at:
The University of California Los Angeles Extension and Otis College of
Art + Design in association with, the SIGGRAPH Art Gallery and the SIGGRAPH Guerilla
Bridging the gap: Art, Artists, Technology and the Art establishment.
This two and a half hour panel will be free to the general public and
will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center during the SIGGRAPH
2005 Conference, Tuesday Aug 2, 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Panelists: David Em, Yoichiro Kawaguchi, Jennifer Steinkamp, Michael Masucci,
Bruce Wands, Sue Gollifer, Tony Longson.
Moderators: Tom Leeser Art Durinski, Michael Wright