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DXARTS Autumn Concert

28 Oct

The Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media (DXARTS) presents an evening of 3-D digital music by graduate students and faculty. The program features works by graduate students Daniel Peterson, Abby Aresty, Stelios Manousakis, and Nicolás Varchausky and the word premiere of “A Line (Part I, IDA),” by School of Music composition faculty and DXARTS Director Juan Pampin.


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

7:30 p.m.

Meany Theater



$15 ($10 students/seniors)




A full 3-D sound presentation employing the DXARTS 12.6 audio system, the program features works by graduate students Daniel Peterson, Abby Aresty, Stelios Manousakis, and Nicolás Varchausky, as well as the world premiere of “A Line (Part I, IDA)” by School of Music composition faculty and DXARTS Director, Juan Pampin.


Henry Art Gallery Announces Façade Window Project Finalists

20 Jul

Thousands of students, faculty, staff, and visitors walk past the Henry’s entrance every day. To better engage these passersby and make the public face of the Henry more dynamic, the Henry Art Gallery initiated the Façade Window Project. In late 2010 the museum issued an international open call to artists soliciting proposals for a site-specific, large-scale media project that would transform the façade of the museum’s main entrance. The goal of the Project is tocreate a site-specific installation that is visually striking and attention-grabbing, arousing interest in and curiosity about the Henry and presenting a unique and captivating artistic vision. This new art installation will serve as a beacon for the museum and as an invitation to the campus and larger community to come participate in the art and dialogue happening at the Henry.

Sarah and Richard Barton (Barton Family Foundation) and Linden Rhoads, Vice Provost of UW Tech Transfer, in an exemplary display of leadership and commitment, funded the initiative with significant lead gifts. Both Linden and Sarah have been longtime friends and supporters of the Henry Art Gallery; both have served multiple terms on the Henry Gallery Association Board of Trustees.

Submissions were received from ninety-one artists, architects, and art-making teams. The selection committee that juried proposals comprised:

Sylvia Wolf, Director of the Henry Art Gallery

Elizabeth Brown, Henry Chief Curator

Sara Krajewski, Henry Curator

Christiane Paul, Whitney Museum Adjunct Curator of New Media Arts
and Director of the Media Studies Graduate Program at The New School

Daniel Friedman, Dean of the University of Washington’s College of the Built Environment

Bill True, Henry Board of Trustees Chairman

Linden Rhoads, Vice Provost of UW Tech Transfer

Sarah Barton, MD, and Richard Barton, co-founder of,, and

After careful debate the jury has selected three finalists, who will each be given a $5,000 stipend to further develop their concepts before the final commission is awarded. The finalists will be asked to complete a site visit before making their final presentations to the jury in November. The commission of $45,000 with an additional $15,000 artist honorarium will be awarded in December and construction will begin shortly thereafter. The completed project will be unveiled in spring or summer 2012.

The finalists:

Nataly Gattegno and Jason Kelly Johnson are the design principles of Future City Labs, an experimental art, design, and research office based in San Francisco, California and Athens, Greece. Both hold a Master of Architecture degreefrom Princeton University. Gattegno also holds a Master of Arts degree from Cambridge University, St. Johns College, UK; Johnson received his BS from the University of Virginia. Their work has been published and exhibited worldwide. Most recently Gattegno and Johnson were the 2008-09 Muschenheim and Oberdick Fellows at the University of Michigan; the 2009 New York Prize Fellows at the Van Alen Institute in New York City; and have exhibited work at the 2009-10 Hong Kong / Shenzhen Biennale, the Extension Gallery in Chicago, and the Museum of Craft and Design in San Francisco.

James Coupe and Juan Pampin are Associate Professors at the Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media (DXARTS) at the University of Washington. James Coupe received his PhD in Digital Art and Experimental Media from the University of Washington and an MA in Creative Technology from the University of Salford, Manchester, UK. His recent works (re)collector and Surveillance Suite use computer vision software to extract demographic and behavioral information that he recontextualizes into narratives. Juan Pampin is an Argentine composer and sound artist with a Master of Arts in Computer Music from the Conservatoire National in Lyon, France and a Doctorate of Musical Arts in composition from Stanford University. His work explores the territory delineated by the concepts of site, memory, and materiality, considering listening as an active process of self reflection.

Ed Purver is a New York-based artist whose practice includes participatory, interactive, and site-specific installations with an orientation towards public art. He earned a Bachelor of Arts from Oxford University and a Master of Arts from the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. He recently completed In Residence, a site-specific video installation commissioned by the Liverpool Biennial. He held a 2010 Fellowship in Video from the New York Foundation for the Arts, and has collaborated with and consulted for leading companies in the fields of lighting, theatre and architecture.


13 Jun

ART ON THE Z-AXIS: A presentation of works in progress by the Stereoscopy Research Group.

WHEN: June 16 | 2:30-5:00PM,
WHERE: Raitt 121 (basement auditorium)
University of Washington

The Stereoscopy Research Group would like to invite you to a showcase of works in progress. The group has spent the past year making investigations into the aesthetics and technique of stereoscopic art. Short films, video installations, video sculpture, project proposals, and technical developments will be featured at the presentation. The presentation will be followed by a short reception.

DXARTS Courses for Autumn 2011

31 May

Interested in experimental video? Sound art? Mechatronics?

Non-majors are encouraged to apply to enroll in year-long, in-depth explorations of experimental art. No prerequisites.

Check out the application links below.


Sound (application link at bottom of the page)



12 May

Open enrollment — anyone can take classes during the summer, choosing from over 2,000 courses in 100 fields of study, including the Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media.

Courses offered Summer 2011:

DXARTS 450 – Digital Video Foundations

DXARTS 460 – Digital Sound

DXARTS 470 – Sensing and Control Systems for Digital Arts

DXARTS 490 – Special Topics in Digital Arts: Film Production

No prerequisites.

Registration informaton for non-UW students

DXARTS BFA Thesis Exhibition opens May 10

5 May

Interstitial Theatre May Screening

25 Apr

Subject: Interstitial Theatre May Screening

Interstitial Theatre presents: “The City Projects” by Ryan Irilli and Liz Copland
Screening:Thursday, May 5th, 2011 at 8pm

1701 First Ave. South, Seattle

“The City Projects” is a series of animations that adds depth to the people of this world. It gives meaning to their existence and creates the sense of internal conflict. The first installment, which will be screening at Interstitial Theatre, is a letter from a lonely transplant of a major metropolis that desperately misses the familiarity of her rural hometown. She writes her reminisce to her dear brother back home, caring for his mother and tending to their land.

Ryan Irilli and Liz Copland’s work merges technology and computers with traditional sculpture and drawing. Since the onset, their method has been to focus on using materials to create miniature worlds in which stories take place. Stop motion animation brings these worlds to life, as painstaking as it may be, and captures the hand of the artist at work through every imperfect gesture. Irilli and Copland are graduates from the DXARTS program (Irilli) and the Ceramics program (Copland) at the University of Washington and are now based out of San Francisco.

Interstitial Theatre is an artist run project curated by Kira Burge and Julia Bruk , and features artists who are making relevant contemporary video art.

Interstitial Theatre’s May screening with Ryan Irilli on May 5th from 8-11pm
at RustiQue Studios, 1701 First Ave. South (3rd floor) in Seattle, WA.