Monday, Feb 8
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
The first ATLAS Speaker Series event of the spring semester features two British artists: Anna Dumitriu, whose work fuses craft, technology and bioscience to explore our relationship to the microbial world; and Alex May, who works in a wide range of digital technologies, including video mapping, interactive installations, full-size humanoid robots, performance and video art.
Anna Dumitriu will discuss her work of creating art embedded in bioscience settings and will describe some personal projects, including working with the Modernizing Medical Microbiology group at The University of Oxford, and exploring the field of synthetic biology at the University of California Irvine.
Dumitriu is a British artist whose work fuses craft, technology and bioscience to explore our relationship to the microbial world. She is artist in residence on the Modernising Medical Microbiology Project at the University of Oxford, a visiting research fellow: artist in residence in the Department of Computer Science at The University of Hertfordshire, and an honorary research fellow in the Wellcome Trust Brighton and Sussex Centre for Global Health at Brighton and Sussex Medical School. She has an international exhibition profile, having exhibited at venues such as Waag Society, Amsterdam, Art Laboratory Berlin, V&A Museum, London and The Picasso Museum, Barcelona.
Alex May will discuss his work exploring a wide range of digital technologies, most notably the technique known as video mapping, or projection mapping, using software he authored. He also designs interactive installations, generative works and full-size humanoid robots.
May has performed live video mapping at Tate Modern in London (see video below), and for the inauguration of Serre Numérique in France, and exhibited internationally including at the V&A, Royal Academy of Art, Eden Project, Wellcome Collection, Science Museum, Bletchley Park, Watermans, Goldsmiths, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Caracas, Venezuela, the Science Gallery in Dublin, and the Rockefeller Arts Center at State University of New York.