Eric Souther

Education

  • Masters 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

  • Real-Time Design: AR, VR, & MR
  • Speculative Illustration & Design
  • New Materialism
  • Tool-making
  • Audio-Visual Performance

Biography

Eric Souther is a new media artist who draws from a multiplicity of disciplines, including anthropology, linguistics, ritual, critical theory, and speculative design. He develops software, tools, and code to investigate technological & cultural ecologies. 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 includes single-channel video, interactive installation, projection mapping, print, VR, 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 been screened in The Athens Digital Arts Festival, Athens, Greece, Istanbul International Experimental Film Festival, Beyoglu, Istanbul, Cronosfera Festival, Alessandria, Italy, the Galerija 12 New Media Hub, Belgrade, Serbia, and the Simultan Festival, Timisoara, Romania. In 2016, he won the Juried Award for Time-Based at the international art competition ArtPrize. Eric is also a board member of Signal Culture, where he co-develops experimental video instruments (software).

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