PARALLEL TRAJECTORIES: Works on Paper by Robert Campbell and David Stout

October 2, 2021 – January 2, 2022

Opening: October 2, 2021, noon-6pm

Working within a complex array of generative animation processes, Campbell and Stout explore the translation of virtually constructed forms into inks on paper: organic patterns that evoke landscape, architecture, and speculative weaving.


Robert Campbell’s practice includes new media, digital imaging and collage, installation, and documentary filmmaking. Since 1984 his work has been exhibited at festivals and exhibitions nationally and internationally in Europe and Japan. His installation work has been featured in museums and galleries around the country and included in recent ISEA and CURRENTS: Santa Fe International New Media Festivals. His video/dance collaborations have been featured at On the Boards and Bumbershoot in Seattle, Port Angeles Fine Art Center, and Lincoln Center in New York. He has produced documentaries in the U.S., Italy, Ukraine, Zambia and South Africa, with excerpts of his work in Africa selected for the Journey to Planet Earth series on the PBS network. He currently teaches Digital Media at Cornish College of the Arts, where he is director of the Institute of Emergent Technology + Intermedia (iET+I).


David Stout is a visual and sonic artist, performer and digital film maker exploring the synthesis of new forms across the arts. He is recognized for works in live cinema, electro-acoustic music and intermedia performances integrating immersive projection as an extension of performer, audience, and architecture. He is cofounder of NoiseFold, an interactive media ensemble whose animated installations, sound works, and performances have been presented worldwide. His audio-visual projects probe the aesthetic behaviors of transcoding systems, artificial life networks and generative virtual environments. Having grown up in rural Oregon, David formed a deep connection to the land, waters, flora, fauna and cultural histories of the west. His pursuit of an embodied eco-awareness extends to the interrelationship of complex multi-sensorial digital networks and interdependent natural systems. Drawing together the arts, technology, and the tenets of global animistic traditions, Stout embraces both the literal and speculative potentials of hybrid thinking in his pursuit of emerging forms and interdisciplinary possibilities. These conceptual threads find expression in his current engagement with visual music, data sonification, virtual reality, printmaking and performances that combine digital methods with art making traditions of the past including, mathematic generation of novel sculptural vessels realized in blown glass, the emulation of woven fabrics using real-time video processes and musical performances combining early music with responsive visual technologies. He is director of the Hybrid Arts Laboratory (HAL) 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.

David presents print works selected from two larger series – Recombinant Weaves and Automatic Writing

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