Paul Kaiser of digital arts collection OpenEndedGroup will speak at Common Hour this Friday in Kresge. The title of his talk is "Specific Bodies, Specific Thougths."
Paul Kaiser’s work is all about drawing, but he himself cannot draw; often entails dance, though he has neither dance ability nor training; increasingly explores complex spatial arrangements in 3-D despite his having no sense of direction (getting lost as often in virtual spaces as in physical ones); and relies on highly advanced code, which he can neither program nor even read a single line.
OpenEndedGroup’s imagery mostly defies conventional seeing, for their digital rendering is distinctly nonphotorealistic and evokes instead drawing and painting. Even so, their process does often incorporate lenses, but of unusual sorts, such as infrared for motion capture or paired cameras for stereoscopic 3D capture. But all this is as a means to an end, which is to convey what the mind’s eye sees. Kaiser will convey some of their working process and rationale in the course of his talk.
Friday, February 15
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center
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