August 13, 2015
Stamps Professor Michael Rodemer's Rapprochement, a computer-controlled kinetic sculpture, is on display August 14 - 18 at the 21st International Symposium on Electronic Art in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Rapprochement is a computer-coordinated kinetic sculpture that uses an ultrasonic rangefinder to sense the proximity of visitors, then activates motors that slowly grind two brick fragments against one another, sometimes turning opposite directions, sometimes in the same direction. The bricks engage each other in a process of mutual accommodation. One version uses brick pieces from Berlin, Germany, one from the East, one from the West.
The 21st International Symposium on Electronic Art will take place in Vancouver, August 14-18, 2015. This nomadic gathering of artists, researchers, performers, and academics consists of an academic conference, as well as a series of exhibitions, concerts, performances, workshops and events in public space. Twenty years after the first groundbreaking Canadian ISEA in Montreal in 1995, the symposium is coming to Vancouver in August 2015 to be held at the SFU Woodward’s campus as well as at many partner spaces and institutions in downtown Vancouver. ISEA2015 will be presented by Simon Fraser University’s Faculty of Communication, Art & Technology (FCAT) and the School of Interactive Arts and Technology (SIAT).
The ISEA2015 Artistic Program will showcase over 160 artworks by contemporary artists that have been carefully selected by an international jury over the past six months. The innovative works range from large-scale interactive artworks to cutting-edge electronic music performances. Exhibitions and events will take place at Emily Carr University of Art + Design and many other sites and venues throughout the city.