CITY Unseen Artist Talk
Snap! Space hosted an Artist Talk and demonstration with local digital artists Ginger Leigh, Mark Gerstein, Dengke Chen and Matt Roberts. Our current community exhibition, CITY UNSEEN, features augmented reality activated artworks, projection mapped installations and an interactive area. [ All information: www.cityunseen.us ]
Synthestruct is the interactive, audiovisual design project of Orlando artist Ginger Leigh. Leigh specializes in audio reactive visual art and interactive installations. She studied Digital Media at the University of Central Florida, and was previously an Associate Course Director at Full Sail University.
Mark Gerstein began in the mainstream film industry in Los Angeles, as a film editor on feature films and television series from major Hollywood studios and television networks. He later branched out to academia, where he has written and directed narrative and experimental films that have exhibited in over thirty international film festivals. His current work has moved beyond the convention of film as an image on a screen to the intersection of motion picture, the still frame, and the third dimension in a gallery setting.
Dengke Chen has a BFA in Animation from the China Central Academy of Fine Arts and an MFA in New Media from Pennsylvania State University. He is now an Assistant Professor of Digital Arts at Stetson University. Chen creates digital AR installations depicting the impact of environmental degradation on our civilized world and the consequences and byproducts of it.
Matt Roberts is a digital artist and photographer specializing in real-time video performance and new media applications. Roberts has been shown internationally in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Italy, Mexico, Taiwan, as well as nationally in New York, San Francisco, Miami, and Chicago.