Austin, TX USA
David Stout (MFA CalArts) is a visual artist, composer and performer exploring cross-media synthesis and hybrid approaches bridging the arts. He has received national and international awards and recognition for works in live cinema, interactive video, electro-acoustic music and performances integrating immersive projection as an extension of performer, audience and architecture. His work with Cory Metcalf examines the aesthetic possibilities for generative systems, artificial life networks and simulation environments. The pair are founders of the interactive media ensemble, NoiseFold, whose installations and performances have been exhibited worldwide, from Casablanca, Morocco to Marfa, Texas. NoiseFold are currently working on projects in visual music, data visualization, virtual reality and glassmaking. Stout previously founded the MOV-iN Gallery and the Installation, Performance & Interactivity project (IPI) at the College of Santa Fe, NM. He is currently director of the Hybrid Arts Laboratory at the University of North Texas, where he coordinates the Initiative for Advance Research in Technology and the Arts (iARTA) and holds joint positions in Music Composition and Studio Art.