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Ingrid Bachmann, Visiting Artist
Lecture & demonstration of Ingrid Bergman's interactive digital media.
Thursday, March 26th, 2009 // 4 pm
LH 8, Information Technology/Engineering building

The Visiting Artist Lecture Series and the InterArts Series present a lecture-demontration by artist Ingrid Bachmann, an artist whose work explores interactive and generative media using all levels of technology from redundant to state-of-the-art digital media. Her projects dismantle the hype of big media by creating charming experiences for the viewer. She uses servo-motors in her kinetic installations Pinocchio's Dilemma andSymphony for 54 Shoes, as well as many sound and video interactive installations such as Migration where video monitors are buried underground, and Sonar where umbrellas interface with mist and trigger sounds. As a researcher of Hexagram Institute for Research and Creation in Media Arts and Technologies, Bachmann has developed textile works that interface with micro-controllers. These projects include Knit One, Swim 2 and her collaborative cross border Internet project Fault Line: Measurement, Distance and Place, and her use of live hermit crabs as Internet avatars in Digital Crustaceans: Homesteading on the Web. Ingrid Bachmann has received numerous awards and exhibited widely in North America and abroad, including her recent solo exhibition at DVO Studio Contemporary Gallery in Brussels, Belgium. Her various provocative forms provide surprise and delight as well as critical engagement. Ingrid Bachmann lives in Montreal where she is an associate professor at Concordia University.