Blurring the boundaries between the fine and applied arts.
Is This Art? is a fascinating 17 Volume 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.
Justine Cooper’s oldworld photography mixes with breathtaking MRI scan animations.
Born in Sydney and currently residing in New York, inter-disciplinary artist Justine Cooper’s artwork investigates the intersections between culture, science and medicine. She moves between many forms of media - animation, video, installation, photography, as well as medical imaging technologies such as MRI, DNA sequencing, Ultrasound and SEM (scanning electron microscopy). Her work has been internationally recognized and exhibited in over sixty shows and screenings including The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; The NTT InterCommunication Center, Tokyo; The Singapore Museum of Art; The Netherlands Institute for Media Art, the Centre Pompidou, Paris; Kwang Ju Biennale, Korea, and The International Center of Photography, New York.
Employing monumental projected images and bludgeoning sound environments, the multimedia installations of Ulf Langheinrich mark a new stage in the aesthetic of sensory overload. In the early 1980s he studied industrial design, and carried out audio experiments using organs and harmoniums. In 1991 he founded the groundbreaking audio-visual performance and installation duo Granular Synthesis with Kurt Hentschlager. Granular Synthesis have presented their evolving body of work extensively in Europe and the United States.
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STAVROS MICHALARIAS As an art restorer, Michalarias has worked with many of contemporary art’s heroes, from Picasso to Henry Moore.
MICHEL ROUX was born into a gastronomic family, and happily adds another dimension to the Roux empire.