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Oct 07 - Oct 11, All Day
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IEA Resident Artist Jessica Reisch & Tyson Houseman

The Institute for Electronic Arts (IEA) announces an exciting line up of resident artists in the Fall semester 2024. Jessica and Tyson are a co-artist duo that practices at the intersection of new media and bioart.

Tyson Houseman is an Indigenous (Nehiyaw/Plains Cree) interdisciplinary video artist, puppeteer, and filmmaker, and Jessica Reisch is a creative technologist, motion designer, and educator. Tyson’s practice focuses on aspects of contemporary Indigeneity, and the intersections between live video performance and time-based media, while Jessica works in collaboration with biological rhythms and ecosystems, focusing primarily on fungal life. 


Their collaborative, research-based art practice aims to recontextualize human-centric perspectives as embedded within a broader and more inclusive multispecies framework in response to a rapidly shifting global climate. Their work is guided by a sustainable and land-informed practice that draws from Houseman’s Indigenous Nehiyaw background and teachings, employing methodologies of reciprocation and exchange between humans and place-based ecologies and utilizing sustainable artmaking and technology practices. 


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.