Blurring the boundaries between the fine and applied arts.
Is This Art? is a fascinating DVD series featuring interviews with leading practitioners and conceptual artists from media, performance, visual art, music and sound.
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Each episode presents a series of interviews with contemporary artists intercut with images and recent footage of their work. The interviews provide insight to why, how and for whom these artists create their work, and where their passion and artistic inquiries originate from. Where are the boundaries between science, technology, politics, popular culture and art? Viewers are challenged with the question while witnessing the freeflow of imagination.
Kunoh and Chikamori have been creating artworks together as minim++ since 1996. Their works have been exhibited extensively throughout Japan and also internationally at Siggraph, Ars Electronica, the International Film Festival Rotterdam, and the 3rd Seoul International Media Art Biennale.
Professor Shaw is a foundation Professor for Media Art at the University of Art and Media, Karlsruhe and the foundation Director for the Research Institute for Visual Media at ZKM, Centre for Art and Media, Karlsruhe. Under his direction the Research Institute for Visual Media has become, alongside the MIT Lab, USA, the GMD, National Research Centre for Information Technology, Germany and KTH, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.
Born in 1977, Alex Davies currently lives and works in Sydney. Awarded a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours from the College of Fine Arts, University of NSW in 2001, Davies has since been researching, developing and presenting audio-visual installations. Davies' practice spans a diverse range of media including film, network, realtime audio-visual manipulations and responsive installations; his current practice is based around the development of evolving audio-visual installations in which individuals and dynamic environmental factors shift the conditions of a controlled space. Davies work has been exhibited nationally and internationally including: drift, ISEA, Helsinki, Tallinn, & Stockholm, 2004; Swarm, 2004 Australian Culture Now, ACMI, Melbourne, 2004; Filter Feeder, Primavera, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, 2003; and Radiotopia, Network Event, Ars Electronica Festival, Linz, Austria, 2002