New art exhibit combines ‘all things digital’

A new exhibit coming to Northern Arizona University will highlight a multimedia fusion of installation, sound, video and experimental illustration.

“Arizona Digital Media Investigations,” opening next week and running through Oct. 3 in the School of Communication gallery, is an exploration of digital media art by faculty members across the country.

“A lot of people are creating digital technology art right now—and we’re not sure what it’s going to look like in the future,” said William Culpepper, director of the show and adjunct faculty member in the School of Communication. “It’s very exciting to be on the cutting edge of an aesthetic whose boundaries have yet to be established.”

Mike Richison, a specialist professor of motion graphics, graphic design and typography at the Monmouth University in New Jersey, will give a live interactive video presentation beginning at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 5 in the School of Communication, room 119.

Called “Exquisite E Pluribus Unum,” the presentation will involve speech elements and live video mixing. Richison describes it as part VJ performance, political rally, art performance, and video installation. An opening reception will follow from 6:30-9 p.m. in the school’s second floor gallery.

The exhibit also will feature other faculty exhibitors ranging from studio artists and graphic designers to visual and performing artists, in order to highlight the interdisciplinary approach of the art, combining all things digital to traditional mediums.

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