Opening Thursday, January 9th, from 6PM - 7:30PM
Jan. 9, 2020, 6PM CST
This event takes place online via livestream
The computer-generated image is changing our relationship to images in general. Every day it becomes easier to create the appearance of a living reality ex nihilo. Computers afford us a sight beyond sight; a simulated videological phantasmagoria which is designed to be mistaken for reality, as long as we are willing to suspend the notion of what is plausible.
Join New Media Program artist-in-residence Philip Mulliken for a livestream lecture on 3D computer imagery from his studio at Mana Contemporary. Mulliken discusses the entry of high-end CGI into the world of images, and its subsequent impact on our visual world. The lecture includes live demonstrations of the software involved in the production of these images, and dialogue in the chat throughout.
Philip Mulliken is a new media artist, writer, and perpetual student of literature. He holds an MFA in writing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BA in English literature from the University of Maryland. Mulliken works between writing, high definition computer graphics, and sculpture to speak of the incessant push-and-pull between the spectacular, immaterial nature of virtual images, and the banal nature of the things that sit just beneath them