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Roland Graf

From the Ground Up


Thursday, December 1, 2016
5:10 pm


In-person Event

Michigan Theater
603 E Liberty St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104


Penny Stamps Speaker Series
Open to the public
Free of charge
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Austrian artist, architect, and designer Roland Graf crosses many disciplines to design objects, intervene in public spaces and develop experimental human interfaces. Since 1997, he has co-directed the artist collective Assocreation, best known for its award-winning interactive installations that often manipulate the ground the public walks on, such as the telematic sidewalk Bump (Prix Ars Electronica Distinction 2001) or the street video game Solar Pink Pong (Excellence Award at the Japan Media Arts Festival, Nomination for the New Technological Art Award 2016). Graf’s eclectic individual and collaborative creative work is all rooted in the same interest in space, technology, and human interaction. It has been shown internationally at art festivals, museums, galleries, design fairs, film festivals, conferences and computer expos, including the Bienal de Valencia, The Vienna Künstlerhaus, Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, CENTRALE for contemporary art in Bruxelles, Milan Design Week, AVIFF Art Film Festival in Cannes, Ars Electronica Festival in Linz, CeBIT in Hannover, TEI’15 in Stanford, as well as in the streets of New York, Detroit, Sao Paulo, Istanbul, Mumbai, Hong Kong and Kathmandu.


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