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Aug 26 - Aug 30, All Day
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IEA Resident Artist Aaron J. Juarez

The Institute for Electronic Arts (IEA) announces an exciting line up of resident artists in the Fall semester 2024. Aaron is an interdisciplinary artist-researcher who explores digital structures via experimental interactions to reach the unexpected.

The artist states "Valuing expressions and concepts across the spectrum, my artistic practice creates by synthesizing and remixing a diverse array of sources, which has resulted in a body of work that spans still imagery, video, 3D models, and live coding. My investigations engage “glitch serendipity” – in the act of alternative information seeking, I discover unique results through my idiosyncratic perspective as an artist-scientist. Furthermore, as a Mestizo, I often find beauty and connection with Earth, taking everyday moments of my photography and video recordings from sunsets, flowing rivers, and plant life, then defamiliarizing them to reveal hidden potentials in their phenomena. I achieve this through my artistic coding, which often challenges notions of functionality and subverts naturalized experience. In testing the limits of digital structures, I open space for sublime moments through the interplay of nature and technology speaking for themselves. Excited by the translational surprise in the digital-to-analog process, I seek to further develop my screenprinting experiments and push the limits of artifact resolution. Delving into this traditional medium from an unconventional view, I hope to uncover new dimensions of expression and bring innovation. Through the meticulous production of experimental stencils and layering of inks, I aim to problematize notions of reproducibility, blur agency in making, and activate co-creativity with machines and nature. The works will invite viewers to contemplate the beauty and encoded complexity of our digital age in tactile form."

The IEA is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, The New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature, the Schein-Joseph Endowment and the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr Foundation. 

The IEA is a high technology research studio facility within the School of Art and Design, which encourages and supports projects that involve interactive multi-media systems, experimental sonic/video production, digital imaging, and publications. The IEA is committed to developing cultural interactions spurred by technological experimentation and artistic investigations. 

The IEA offers two types of residency: Time-based/ New Media and Print Media. The IEA video and sound studio offers artists an integrated system with real-time video, image-processing software, hardware and video capture. The IEA’s Experimental Print Media Program Residency seeks artists who want to explore Digital Printmedia technologies to further and expand their working practice. Artists  have access to state-of-the-art digital arts facilities.