In preparation for artist Eddo Stern’s visit to the New Media Workshop on November 19th, the New Media Workshop joins with the Film Studies Center to present a screening of a selection of the Stern’s videos from the past decade. This screening will take place Saturday, November 13th, 7:00 PM, in Cobb 306. More information about the event, including the specific videos being shown, can be found on the Film Studies Center website, here.
Eddo Stern is an artist and game designer, born in Tel Aviv, Israel, and currently living in Los Angeles and teaching in the Design/Media Arts Department at UCLA. His work, which covers various media including computer software & hardware, game design, live performance, digital video, and kinetic sculpture, explores the uneasy and otherwise unconscious connections between physical existence and electronic simulation, surrounding the subject matters of violence, memory and identification. A strong advocate for independent game development, Stern’s work explores the inherent potential of game design as a medium for artistic expression and cultural impact.
The selection of works to be shown on Saturday focuses on Stern’s machinima videos – meditations on history, religion, nostalgia, nationalism, and masculinity, all cobbled together from found electronic sources: MIDI soundtracks, online forums, and, above all, video games.
More information on Stern can be found on his website, here.
Film Studies Center: 5811 South Ellis Ave, Cobb Hall 306, Chicago, IL