August 24th, 2008 No comments
Act/React: Interactive Installation Art
October 4–January 11, 2009
Baker/Rowland Exhibition GalleriesThe Museum is hosting, exclusively, the first extensive exhibition in an art museum of intuitive, digitally developed interactive art. Imagine entering the galleries and your movements trigger “brushstrokes” to create painterly patterns on the wall, colorful forms to reconfigure in your wake, or sounds to emit from seemingly inanimate objects. Step inside and experience these extraordinary immersive environments by six pioneers of responsive art.
“Interactive cinema” and other projects involving computer keyboards and similar mechanical interfaces have been explored throughout the history of installation art. This exhibition presents a sampling of what is a growing body of artwork, where the interactivity involved is non-technical and performed with the entire body of the viewer. These ten installations invite you to move through space, to explore how your motions affect the images, lights, or sounds around you. Go ahead—ACT on your curiosity.