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Elena Tejada, Kinetic Landscape (2002 - 2005)

Affiliated Events:
Saturday, April 9, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Opening Reception:
Corporate Striping Clean, performance piece by Allison Rentz of Lawrenceville, GA

Sunday, April 17, 7:00 p.m.
Zizek!, preview screening of feature-length documentary film on Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Zizek, directed by former Athenian Astra Taylor
Presented in conjunction with film::Athens, www.filmathens.net
Suggested Donation $3.00 - $9.00

Friday, April 22, 8:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Electric Resonances by Athens musicians:
Sleeping Weather (Eli Queen) & The Leapyear (Steven Trimmer & Elisa Dallas)
Suggested Donation $3.00 - $9.00

Wednesday, April 27, 8:00 - 9:30 p.m.
Gutbucket, Live electronic jazz-inspired musicians accompany animated feature "Johnny the Giant Killer." NYC-based, internationally touring group one night only! (See www.gutweb.com), in conjunction with film::Athens
Suggested Donation $6.00 - $13.00

Saturday, May 14, 4:00 - 11:00 p.m.
New Music Series Spring Concert, curated by Craig Lieske with The Ether Frolic, Acquaviva, Martyr & Pistol, Thimble Circus with Bill Taft, Jeff Chasteen. Paul Thomas, Big Eyed Beans From Venus, Kenosha Kid, Garbage Island.

Sunday, May 15, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Living with Technology Symposium, featuring a curator's tour, a presentation by Ken Rufo and a panel discussion with exhibit artists led by UGA's Mark Callahan of Ideas for Creative Exploration (ICE), an interdisciplinary initiative for advanced research in the arts at the University of Georgia. Free!
Saturday, April 9th, 2005 - Sunday, May 29th, 2005
Living with Technology
Curator: Lizzie Zucker Saltz
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Jeff Murphy, San Pietro, Version 2.6.1 (2001) Michael Lasater, Billboard still (2004)
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  • The international, national and local artists and artist-teams participating in Embedded: Living with Technology reflect the inevitable intertwining of messy, fleshy, mortal humanity with digital-age images, concepts and approaches. To be alive almost anywhere on the globe today is to be acutely aware of the unprecedented impact rapid technological change has had on our everyday lives since the advent of the 'personal computer' in the early 1980's. From cell phones to internet surfing, email to ipods, gps locators to smart toasters, microcomputer chip technology and the ubiquitous legacy of 19th century mechanics are deeply embedded in our psyches. While new advances are still advertised employing the oddly pristine and sterile, stainless-steel interiors Madison Avenue favors, our lived reality is closer to the mess of mismatched parts depicted in the recent Hollywood animation Robots. All of the artists in Embedded: Living with Technology reflect these complex convergences, many of them informed by religious iconography and personal biography.
    The exhibit is anchored by sixteen vividly colored large-scale digital images by Jeff Murphy, some of which are over six feet wide. They have been printed on canvas and paper and then framed in the same manner as the traditional oil paintings and prints they allude to. With a decade of national solo exhibitions under his belt, Murphy, an Associate Professor of Electronic Media since 1998 at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, brings ATHICA a range of work from several different series, Leap of Faith, Bible Stories and Mayan Landscapes, dating from 1999 to the present (examples may be seen at muttkingdom.com/Murphy). All of Murphy's montages perfectly underscore the collision of new and old in an era of global communications.

    Participating Artists
    Featuring large-scale digital images by Jeff Murphy (Charlotte, NC)
    And bookart, digital videos, interactive & kinetic sculpture & installation, wearable, ceramic & conceptual artworks by:
    Bryan Cole & Jeff Young (Athens, GA), Gretchen Elsner (Vancouver, British Columbia) & Kevin Hoth (Athens, GA), Arthur Huang (Oakland, CA), Martin Kakies (Bremen, Germany), Mike Klapthor (Athens, GA), Ron Lambert (Seattle, WA), Michael Lasater (South Bend, IN), Greg Pond (Sewanee, TN), Elena Tejada (Williamsburg, VA), Steven Trimmer (Athens, GA) and Jennifer Watts (Birmingham, AL)

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