“Pasta la pizza, baby! Alpha Ranger to the rescue!”, 2016, Kasumi – tinycinema


The Perpetual Series pulls the viewer into images that provoke memories in infinite ways. Their looping moving images remind us that the pieces from which we construct our current reality are already within us as the memories of movements, personalities, expressions, and gestures. The works’ simplicities hide complexities, the way fractals, by repeating a simple process over and over in an ongoing feedback loop, depict the infinitely complex patterns of reality.
 
Artist Website:
www.kasumifilms.com
 
Kasumi, a 2011 Guggenheim Fellow, is recognized worldwide for her accomplishments as a filmmaker, visual artist, musician, writer and performer.

She creates immersive media art experiences that explore the formation of memory and our collective consciousness.

Through the synthesis of film, video, sound, animation and live performance she has developed a unique language that resembles the stream of subconscious connections making up human perception.

Kasumi’s work is in collections and has been screened worldwide: from Lincoln Center with The New York Philharmonic to performances with Grandmaster Flash and DJ Spooky. BREAKDOWN, the 2010 Vimeo Remix Award winner, premiered at Carnegie Hall with the American Composers Orchestra. She has created new works for the Cleveland Museum of Art, EMPAC (Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center), Instituto Superior de Arte del Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires, Württembergischen Kunstverein, Stuttgart; and her work also was featured at Art Miami, unpainted Media Art Fair, Munich, Museum of Contemporary Art, Krakow, Contemporary Museum Wroclaw, Itau Cultural Center, Sao Paulo, The Butler Institute of American Art, The Museum of Fine Art, Houston, Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro, San Diego Museum of Art, Chroma Festival de Arte Audiovisual, Mexico, and many others. A selection of her Perpetual Series is permanently installed in DC (Donau City) Tower 1 in Vienna’s Donaucity, Austria and she recently created a series of gifs for The Eric Andre Show on Adult Swim.


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Location:

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