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MFA Computer Art Thesis Presentations

Tuesday, May 06, 2014 -
Wednesday, May 07, 2014
Beatrice Theatre

Graduating MFA Computer Art students present their theses. For the presentation schedule, call 212.592.2778 or visit mfaca.sva.edu.
Screenings will run from 6PM-10PM on Tuesday 5/6/14 & Wednesday 5/7/14.
Tuesday evening presentations highlight fine art and motion graphics. Wednesday night features 3D animation. Both will stream live at new.livestream.com/MFAComputerArt/Thesis2014.
Presentations showcase graduates’ unique approaches to the themes and modes of creative self-expression. Over 50 thesis projects incorporate a variety of media, materials and cutting edge technologies that address a range of topics, including a story of a rock band, with four puppet characters animated in stop motion, by Xiaoxiao Tang; a mixed-media installation that combines video projection mapping and sculpture by digital fine artist Harsha Biswajit; and a short story about two dolls coming to life at night in a toy shop, by 3D animator Chun Wei Kuo. Presenting artists make use of programming languages, digital fabrication methods, artificial intelligence, computer vision and human-computer interaction, and traditional art production methods to realize their creations. Linear video works include single- and multi-channel installations exploring both narrative and abstract expression through 3D animation, motion graphics and traditional animation. “We place a strong emphasis on creativity and personal vision,” department chair Bruce Wands says, “This is essential in the development of an artist. As a multidisciplinary graduate department, our students have a broad palette of courses and a state-of-the-art facility within which any idea in the digital and contemporary art realm can be realized.”
Free and open to the public — no RSVP required.