Warren Neidich And George Legrady To Speak Nov. 7 And 14 On UW Campus

  • Warren Neidich playing the saxaphone
    Warren Neidich
  • George Legrady
    George Legrady

"Transthinking: Artistic Research in the 21st Century"

Warren Neidich, Nov 7, 3:00-4:20pm, Kane 110

The idea of artistic research is a hot topic today, especially in our moment of the information economy and intellectual speculation. The problem is that the word research is bound to specific scientific and reductionist connotations that are connected to its specific methodologies which are at odds with the way art is made. In the lecture entitled “Trans-thinking: Artistic Research in the 21st Century” Neidich will use five examples of his own performative art production created in the four past years to elucidate a thick understanding of the power of the Artistic Method.

Learn more at Warren Neidich's website.

"Reflections on Swarm Vision, Voice of Sisyphus, and Refraction"

George Legrady, Nov 14, 3:00-4:20pm, Kane 110

Initiated by engineering research in robotic camera behavior, SwarmVision is an artistic installation that engages the viewer to consider current directions in machine learning as they relate to aesthetics in machine vision. Viewers watching the cameras behave become aware that the camera robots analyze the scene. Further, during moments when the robot cameras appeared to be looking at each other, viewers experience a sense of non-verbal communication between the autonomous agents. The lecture will give an overview of the project and introduce art historical references such as the Bauhaus painter/photographer Moholy-Nagy’s research in image-time-space-movement, and an early machine vision work by the Canadian artist Michael Snow titled “La Region Centrale." This talk will also discuss two other multimedia works by Legrady, Voice of Sisyphus and Refraction.

Learn more at George Legrady's website.