Eric Souther

Education

  • Master of Fine Arts, Electronic Integrated Arts, New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, New Media, Kansas City Art Institute, 2009

Specialties / Areas of Interest

  • Video Art
  • Toolmaking
  • Audio-Visual Performance
  • New Materialism
  • Signal Processing

Biography

Eric Souther is a new media artist who draws from a multiplicity of disciplines, including anthropology, linguistics, ritual, critical theory, and New Materialism. He develops video instruments that investigate technological & cultural ecologies, agency, and emergence. He looks for new ways of seeing beyond the seductive qualities of an image, and to find unseen connections that help us understand our digital and non-digital existence. His work takes many pathways, which include single-channel video, interactive installation, projection mapping, print, virtual reality, and audiovisual performance.

His work has been featured nationally and internationally at venues such as the  Museum of Art and Design, NYC, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY, and the Museum of Art, Zhangzhou, China. His work has screened in The Athens Digital Arts Festival, Athens, Greece, Istanbul International Experimental Film Festival, Beyoglu, Instanbul, Cronosfera Festival, Alessandria, Italy, the Galerija 12 New Media Hub, Belgrade, Serbia, the Simultan Festival, Timisoara, Romania, and the Festival ECRÃ of Audiovisual Experimentations, Rio de Janeiro.

In 2016, Eric won the Juried Award for Time-Based at the international art competition ArtPrize. He received his BFA in New Media from the Kansas City Art Institute in 2009 and his M

FA in Electronic Integrated Arts from the New York State School of Ceramics at Alfred University in 2011. He currently is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Expanded Media at NYSCC at Alfred University. Eric is also a board member of Signal Culture, where he co-develops experimental video instruments (software).

 

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