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June 14, 2000
For Immediate Release
Franklin Furnace Archive, Inc.
jihui (A Project of the NetArt Initiative) presents:
POLLI: showing and discussing her performance work with eye and motion
tracking devices and presenting new work. Presented by Franklin Furnace under
the aegis of the NetArt Initiative.
Monday, June 19, 2000 6 PM at Parsons Center for New Design 55 West 13th Street, 9th Fl.
Andrea Polli is a digital media installation and performance artist living in Chicago, Illinois. She received an MFA in Time Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is currently an Associate Professor at Columbia College Chicago. She has exhibited and lectured nationally and internationally.
Franklin Furnace is proud to present Andrea Polli, a grant recipient and artist in residence in its series, THE FUTURE OF THE PRESENT 2000, hosted by Parsons School of Design, Digital Design Department.
Polli has presented her work at Invencao in Sao Paolo, Creativity and Consumption at the University of Luton, UK, and Minds, and Machines, and Electronic Culture at Connecticut College. To support this work and the production of an Audio CD, Active Vision, she was awarded an artist's residency at The iEAR Institute at Rensellaer Polytechnic, at The Center for Research in the Computing Arts at The University of California at San Diego, and at Harvestworks. Her performance work is documented in the article Active Vision in the October 1999 issue of the Leonardo Journal, and a retrospective article about her work from 1991-1998, Virtual Space and the Construction of Memory, is published in the Spring 98 issue of Leonardo.
FRANKLIN FURNACE ARCHIVE, INC. in its 24th season, presents THE FUTURE OF THE PRESENT 2000 ten presentations of live art on the Internet created during month-long residencies at Parsons School of Design.
The NETART INITIATIVE is a loosely knit, open source based, hub styled, forum oriented, action enabled consortium, where people meet, virtually and bodily, to communicate, exchange, and discourse for advancing the understanding of a virtual art, a networked art and an art that is pervasive and ubiquitous in the years to come.
jihui (the meeting point, a project of NetArt Initiative), a self-regulated digital salon, invites all interested people to send ideas for discussion/performance/etc, jihui puts you right under the spotlight. For more info, visit http://netart-init.org check under toBeIsToDo.
jihui is sponsored by Center for New Design @ Parsons School of Design http://www.parsons.edu/cnd.html
THE FUTURE OF THE PRESENT 2000 is made possible by the faith and foresight of Jerome Foundation, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Inc., the Heathcote Art Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts' Technology Initiative, the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, and The Daniel Langlois Foundation for Art, Science, and Technology.