International artist Robert Platt’s creative work encompasses painting, architectural installation, and moving image. Drawing on research in a range of disciplines, including landscape theory, optics, speleology, and Japanese studies, his work investigates what the role of environment, human perception, surface, and materiality articulates in the age of increasing virtuality. In his diverse approach to artmaking, Platt creates composite and divergent experiences that allow the viewer multiple understandings of our interface with the spaces we inhabit. Platt graduated from The Royal College of Art (UK) with an MA in painting in 2001 and completed a practice-led PhD at The Kyoto City University of Arts in 2010.
Unless otherwise noted, all programs take place on Thursdays at 5:10 pm at the historic Michigan Theater, located at 603 E. Liberty Street in downtown Ann Arbor, and are free of charge and open to the public.