. Conversations at the Edge (CATE)

November 19-Claudia Hart: Simulisms

Posted by | Ziva Schatz | Posted on | November 13, 2015

Thursday, November 19 | This week SAIC artist and faculty member Claudia Hart will join us for a live performance and a discussion! 

Claudia Hart, performance shot from The Dolls (2015). Courtesy of the artist.

Claudia Hart, performance shot from The Dolls (2015). Courtesy of the artist.

Since the late 1980s, artist and SAIC faculty member Claudia Hart has used commercial CGI and 3D simulations technology to produce sensual and subversive works on identity, representation, and experience. In recent years she has recast these themes in a series of collaborative performances that project 3D animations directly onto participants. She presents a selection of videos based on these works and a new live staging of the media ballet The Dolls (2014) which combines dance, sculpture, and animated mathematical algorithms to meditate on the philosophical idea of “the eternal return” in our digital age. With Kurt Hentschläger, Kristina Isabelle, and Liviu Pasare.

2004–15, USA, live performance w/multiple formats, ca 60 min + discussion

Claudia Hart (1955, New York) is an artist, curator, and critic. She creates virtual representations that take the form of 3D imagery integrated into photography, multichannel animation installations, performances, and sculptures using advanced production techniques such as Rapid Prototyping, CNC routing, and augmented-reality custom apps. She aims to de-masculinize the culture of corporate technology by inserting the irrational and the personal into the slick, overly-determined Cartesian world of digital design. Her work has been widely exhibited and collected by galleries and museums, including the Museum of Modern Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New Museum, and Eyebeam Art + Technology Center. She received a BA in Art History from New York University and an MS in Architecture from Columbia University. She is an Associate Professor in SAIC’s Department of Film, Video, New Media, and Animation.