Mobile Beach, 2007, Mark Amerika – tinycinema


“Mobile Beach” is one of the first video art works ever shot on mobile phone. In 2007, Amerika began composing Immobilité, a feature-length film shot entirely on a Nokia N95 (just before the release of the first iPhone). Using experimental handheld techniques, the work cuts between images of a beach landscape n Cornall, UK, and a famous British Abstract Expressionist painting that also used the same beach landscape as its visual source of inspiration. The work started as a visual study in light and early mobile phone video recording technology and was eventually included in Immobilité and, later, Museum of Glitch Aesthetics.

 

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Mark Amerika
 

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Mark Amerika’s work has been exhibited internationally at venues such as the Whitney Biennial of American Art, the Denver Art Museum, the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, and the Walker Art Center. In 2009-2010, The National Museum of Contemporary Art in Athens, Greece, hosted Amerika’s comprehensive retrospective exhibition entitled UNREALTIME. In 2009, Amerika released Immobilité, generally considered the first feature-length art film ever shot on a mobile phone. He is the author of many books including remixthebook (University of Minnesota Press, 2011 — remixthebook.com), META/DATA: A Digital Poetics (The MIT Press, 2007) and the novels The Kafka Chronicles and Sexual Blood (both with FC2/University of Alabama). His transmedia art work, Museum of Glitch Aesthetics [glitchmuseum.com], was commissioned by the Abandon Normal Devices Festival in conjunction with the London 2012 Olympics. The project was recently remixed for his survey exhibition, Glitch. Click. Thunk, at the University Art Galleries at the University of Hawaii. In Fall 2013, he was the Labex-H2H International Research Chair at the University of Paris 8. He will be the first American artist have a solo exhibition of digital art in Havana in March 2017 and his book remixthecontext will be published by Routledge in fall 2017. He was recently appointed the Founding Director of the Doctoral Program in Intermedia Art, Writing and Performance in the new College of Media, Communication and Information at the University of Colorado where he serves as a Professor of Art and Art History.


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Myers School of Art

Emily Davis Gallery
Myers School of Art - University of Akron

150 E. Exchange St Akron, OH 44325

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The Collider Exhibition Series examines the impact, implications and inspiration of the phenomenon generally categorized under the umbrella term New Media within the design practice and fine arts.

The theme for Collider:C8 is voxel.

dates

Jason Ferguson Lecture

March 21, 2017 7:00pm

Reception

April 3, 2017 5:00-7:00pm