THOMA FOUNDATION PRESENTS
MOUSE IN THE MACHINE: NATURE IN THE AGE OF DIGITAL ART
AT ART HOUSE
OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, June 18, 5–7:00pm
EXHIBITION DATES: June 2, 2016 – Spring 2017
WHERE: Art House, 231 Delgado St., Santa Fe, NM
HOURS: Art House is free and open to the public. Hours are Thursday – Saturday, 10am-5pm.
The Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation announces the opening of its exhibition Mouse in the Machine: Nature in the Age of Digital Art with a reception on June 18, 2016 at Art House, the Foundation’s public exhibition space in Santa Fe. The show features 15 digital and software-based artworks by 12 artists from the Thoma art collection to examine the intersection of technology and nature. Using customized software and code, the artworks simulate lifelike biological and ecological systems to emulate the passage of time, seasons and lifecycles.
Mouse in the Machine includes works such as a video art aquarium by Nam June Paik, realtime generative computer animations by John Gerrard and Marina Zurkow, an interactive augmented reality conveyor belt by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, and drawings produced by the world’s first and most successful artificially intelligent painting machine, created by Harold Cohen.
Nam June Paik
LECTURE: Saturday, August 6, 2–4:00pm at Art House“The First Robot Artist: On the Life and Work of Harold Cohen and His Artificially Intelligent Painting Program Aaron”
Pamela McCorduck, author of Machines Who Think and biographer of artist Harold Cohen, in conversation with Foundation curator Jason Foumberg.