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St Botolph Club Foundation Emerging Artists Awards

Posted Jun. 4, 2015 10:52am
Congratulations to 2 more SIMsters!! Sam Okerstrom-Lang (BFA 2013) and Stephanie Cardon (MFA 2010) have been awarded Emerging Artist Awards this spring.
Add their names to the growing list of SIM St. Botolph award recipients!
Lina Giraldo (SIM BFA and first Godine Family Gallery Manager)
Corrine Spencer (SIM BFA)
[and in music, Ben Cosgrove, son of a SIM alum, Maureen Cosgrove!]
Carolyn Shadid Lewis (SIM MFA)
Bahar Yurukoglu (SIM MFA)
Liz Nofziger (SIM MFA)

Elaine Buckholtz Solo Exhibit at Sasha Wolf in NYC

Posted Jun. 3, 2015 11:39am
Elaine Buckholtz: Spinning Light for Color Fields A solo show June 3-July 12, 2015 The exhibition will open on Wednesday, June 3rd with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m.


Elaine Buckholtz has been working with aspects of moving light for the past 30 years. This exhibition focuses on light sculpture, video installation and manipulated video stills. The works produced for this show are made up of two different, yet related, ways of working.

Firstly, the manipulated video stills—or photographic prints—from the artist’s experimentation with iconic works from art history. In the artist’s process, Buckholtz tears out images from art history books,takes the excised images and spins them on a contraption of her own design. She then films these pieces in motion while shaking the camera and the footage results in abstracted lines and patterns. The finished prints are video stills of these spun artworks.

Adding another layer to this process, Buckholtz also projects video of the spinning pieces on to prints of the video stills. These meditative, quiet pieces are the result of still images with their slow-motion counterpart video projected on to the extracted prints. The two video projections pieces in the show are formatted in the aspect ratio of two important moments in film history. The first of these, “Middlesticks,” is a 1:1 (or square) format—the format of Étienne-Jules Marey’s films, one of the earliest forms of recorded moving image. (Marey’s Chronophotographe recorded the famous images proving cats always land on their feet). The second, “Spinning Night in Living Color,” uses the iconic Cinemascope format (anywhere from 2.66:1 to 2.35:1), a format at once familiar and nostalgic (see “East of Eden”, and ”The Inn of The Sixth Happiness”). These pieces address not only the history of painting (through source material of images from textbooks), but also the history of cinema (through format and the use of moving image). Through these pieces, the act of painting is reconsidered and leapfrogs from planar painting (second dimension) to time-based media (the fourth dimension).

For Buckholtz, who is also known for her longstanding career as a light installation artist and lighting designer for performance, this body of work sits in a context of distilling the variables involved with lighting a 3D space for time-based performance into a gallery setting. The cohesive connectors between these practices are motion, light, time, and an interest in harnessing these elements in an art-historical context.

Visiting Artist in SIM Amy Hicks!

Posted Apr. 8, 2015 10:15pm
Thursday April 9 2 - 3:30. Amy Hicks is an Assistant Professor of Art and Studio Area Head of Lens Media at the University of Delaware.
Her film, photography, video installation, low-tech animation, and hybrid media works have screened in museums, galleries, and film festivals around the globe including: The Ann Arbor Film Festival, Pacific Film Archive, Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, diRosa Preserve: Art and Nature, San Francisco International Film Festival, The San Jose Museum of Art, the Hosfelt Gallery (SF & NYC), and the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia. Grants and fellowships include Individual Artist Grants from the San Francisco Art Commission and Film Arts Foundation to a Djerassi Resident Artists Program Fellowship. Her collaborative multi-faceted project with IDOK Center for Research has toured internationally from The Lab in San Francisco, CA to Co-Lab Projects in Austin, Texas to GMK in Zagreb, Croatia, among other locations. Hicks earned her BA from the University of California Riverside and her MFA from Stanford University.

Image Credit: Video Still from Luminiferous Aether, Amy Hicks, 2015

Visitings Artists this week in SIM

Posted Feb. 17, 2015 4:45pm
Josephine Dorado, movement artist and mobile game developer, in residence and organizing workshops and a panel discussion entitled: Women in Technology - Connecting Communities through Transmedia Storytelling

SIM Alumni Boast: Illuminus Boston

Posted Oct. 27, 2014 12:04pm
Congratulations to the SIM Alumni featured in the Illuminus Boston Event that lit up the night sky in the South End on October 25 - Sam Okerstrom-Lang, Isnard Dupoux, Amanda Justice, Amber Vistien and Devon Bryant!

SIM Alum notice

Posted Jul. 15, 2014 11:26am
SIM alum, Kevin Clancy has been developing an artistic project called "Portable Utopia", including a residency in Johannesburg, South Africa. He brought the latest incarnation entitled "WE ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR OUR DREAMS" to Boston recently.
As Kevin describes it: “I want to get people to think about how we are confined in our ideologies and different possibilities of how the world could be … brainstorming and thinking about possible futures and getting people to share their dreams with me, whether that’s the small things they want to do in life or the bigger social, political ideas that they have.” Kevin, now a resident of Pittsburg, was invited to do a residency with the experimental art group, Mobius. Details of the project are described in a write up in the Dig.

Harris Barron Scholarship recipient 2014

Posted May. 20, 2014 5:00pm
Annalisa Quagliata is this year's winner. Congratulations Annalisa - can't wait to see what you do next year!

SIM Alumni Boast

Posted Feb. 9, 2014 9:41pm
Maya Hayuk, SIM 91?, is on fire! She is painting her murals everywhere and getting very noticed! Congratulations Maya! Come back and visit!

SIM Alumni Boast

Posted Feb. 6, 2014 6:53pm
Brooke Scibelli, SIM '12, has been hired at Design Museum Boston as a full-time Event and Content Producer. Congratulations!

Wendy Seltzer visits SIM

Posted Oct. 29, 2013 3:45pm
Wendy Seltzer visited SIM to discuss Technology and Internet Freedom on Wed, OCTOBER 30, 2013, N181, 5:30 – 7:30PM

Wendy Seltzer is Policy Counsel to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and a Fellow with Yale Law School's Information Society Project, researching openness in intellectual property, innovation, privacy, and free expression online. As a Fellow with Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Wendy founded and leads the Chilling Effects Clearinghouse, helping Internet users to understand their rights in response to cease-and-desist threats. She serves on the Board of Directors of The Tor Project, promoting privacy and anonymity research, education, and technology; the World Wide Web Foundation, U.S., dedicated to advancing the web and empowering people by improving Web science, standards, and generative accessibility of Web; and the The Open Source Hardware Association. She seeks to improve technology policy in support of user-driven innovation and communication.

Wendy has been a Fellow with Princeton University's Center for Information Technology Policy and the University of Colorado's Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship in Boulder. She has taught Intellectual Property, Internet Law, Antitrust, Copyright, and Information Privacy at American University Washington College of Law, Northeastern Law School, and Brooklyn Law School and was a Visiting Fellow with the Oxford Internet Institute, teaching a joint course with the Said Business School, Media Strategies for a Networked World. Previously, she was a staff attorney with online civil liberties group Electronic Frontier Foundation, specializing in intellectual property and First Amendment issues, and a litigator with Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel.

Wendy speaks and writes on copyright, trademark, patent, open source, privacy and the public interest online. She has an A.B. from Harvard College and J.D. from Harvard Law School, and occasionally takes a break from legal code to program (Perl and MythTV).