Virtual Studio Visit: ANNE FARRELL

CURRENTS New Media artist and Board President, Anne Farrell, talks about her process in creating her colorful, whimsical drawings, collages, sculptures and installations.  She discusses how she goes from the physical to the digital and back to the physical again utilizing 3D modeling and printing.  Anne will be having a solo show at Currents 826 opening October 17th and running until December.  Stay tuned for more details! To check out more of Anne’s work, go to annefarrell.com.

Virtual Studio Tour: RUMTIDEN IDEA LAB

CURRENTS 2019 artist, music producer and inventor, Håkan Lidbo, takes us inside Rumtiden Idea Lab, a collaborative workspace in Stockholm, Sweden which he founded.  Håkan gives us a tour of this compact, completely modular space, which is a studio for all sorts of inventions and innovations. We take a look at some futuristic board games, several unconventional and experimental synthesizers, and meet the snails!  Learn more about Rumtiden at rumtiden.com and take a look at Håkan’s work at hakanlidbo.com.

Virtual Studio Visit: ZOEY LIN

CURRENTS multimedia artist, Zoey Lin, talks about her inspiration and process from her corner “shell-ter” studio. She discusses how she uses a combination of everyday materials and textures and new technologies to create immersive, experiential installations that explore what lies beneath the surface. Zoey has been using stop motion animation, VR, photogrammetry and 3D modeling to bring her handmade figures and environments to life. For more of Zoey’s work, check out linwanchen.com!

Virtual Studio Visit: ZOE SANDOVAL

CURRENTS 2020 artist and experience designer, Zoe Sandoval, shows us their studio space and talks about their process. Zoe discusses how ritual, intergenerational history, love letters and the now-valueless Venezuelan bolívar play roles in their work. Check out more of Zoe’s work at zoesandoval.com!

Virtual Studio Visit: AVITAL MESHI

CURRENTS 2020 artist, Avital Meshi, shows us around her California studio. She discusses how identity, machine learning and Second Life play important roles in her work. We get a sneak peak at her new performance piece, Don’t Worry Be Happy, which involves facial recognition software and an electric chair. Avital’s piece, Live Feed, was part of CURRENTS 2019. Check out more of her work at avitalmeshi.com, as well as this 2019 CURRENTS interview conducted by C!

Virtual Studio Visit: LYN GODLEY

CURRENTS 2020 artist and designer, Lyn Godley, takes us inside her Philadelphia studio and talks about how she makes beautiful, immersive light art using programmed LEDs and reflective material. She discusses collaborating with musicians and upcoming research on the meditative effect of these pieces. Lyn’s piece, Climate Tension, was selected to be part of CURRENTS 2020. Check out more of Lyn’s work at lyngodley.com.

Virtual Studio Tour: OWEN LOWERY

Interactive artist Owen Lowery takes us on a wild and wonderful tour of his at-home studio. Owen shows us several of his projects and discusses how he engages audiences of all ages by sparking curiosity with playful, accessible, immersive experiences. Two of Owen’s pieces, Dreamscapes and Regenerative Letters, will be on view at CURRENTS 2020. Check out more of Owen’s work at: owenlowery.com enteringtopia.com TheDigitalSideshow.com

Artist Feature: Payton Meyer on ANTIFACE

Artist and designer Payton Meyer discusses his piece, Antiface, and how facial recognition technology and police surveillance inspired him to create this fully-customizable LED helmet. Antiface will be on view at CURRENTS 2020. Learn more about Antiface at pimtron.com.

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