Join Praise Shadows Art Gallery for a conversation between exhibition artist James Clar and Zachary Lieberman, Artist and Adjunct Associate Professor of Media Arts and Sciences at the MIT Media Lab. Clar's solo exhibition and Boston debut 'Space Folding' is on view from October 15 through November 14, 2021.
James Clar (Filipino American b. 1979, USA) studied Film and Animation at New York University and received his Masters from NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program.
His work explores the conceptual and narrative potential of light and technology. These systems are integrated into our daily lives, altering the way we receive information and communicate. They inform our perception of reality, time, and space. Every system for communication enhances certain types of information while limiting and simplifying others. These modulated effects to our perception have become a thematic focus to his works and a way to experiment with narrative forms.
Zachary Lieberman is an artist, researcher, and educator with a simple goal: he wants you surprised. In his work, he creates performances and installations that take human gesture as input and amplify them in different ways -- making drawings come to life, imagining what the voice might look like if we could see it, transforming people's silhouettes into music. He's been listed as one of Fast Company's Most Creative People and his projects have won the Golden Nica from Ars Electronica, Interactive Design of the Year from Design Museum London as well as listed in Time Magazine's Best Inventions of the Year. He creates artwork through writing software and is a co-creator of openFrameworks, an open source C++ toolkit for creative coding and helped co-found the School for Poetic Computation, a school examining the lyrical possibilities of code.