Reva Stone. Console(2018) responsive environment, from Fragments Series. Image: Ernest Mayer
September 24 – November 30
Winnipeg artist Reva Stone takes up artistic residence in the School of Art for 10 weeks in the fall term. From September 24 – November 30, she will engage with students individually and in groups, through studio visits, public talks, classroom visits, and study groups. She will also be continuing work on a project for fragment, a solo exhibition in February 6 – April 26, 2019 in the School of Art Gallery.
Reva Stone’s work is concerned with an examination of the mediation between our bodies and the technologies that are altering how we interact with the world. She engages with a variety of forms of digital technologies to initiate discourses about how biotechnological and robotic practices are impacting upon the very nature of being human.
Stone’s work has included pieces such as Imaginal Expression, an endlessly mutating responsive 3D environment, Carnevale 3.0, an autonomous robot that reflects on the nature of human consciousness, and Portal (iphone), a work that combines custom software, media, robotics and mobile phone technology to create a work that appears to be sentient. Recently, she has been developing a series of works that critique how drone technologies are being integrated into society, titled Fragments.
About the Artist
Reva Stone has received many awards, including the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Manitoba, 2015 Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts and an honorable mention from Life 5.0, Art & Artificial Life International Competition, Fundación Telefónica, Madrid, Spain. She has exhibited widely in Canada, the US and Europe, has presented at symposia and has been published in journals such as Second Nature: the International Journal of Creative Media.
Artist Talks: Oct 2 and Nov. 27, 12:00 pm
Location: 364 ARTlab
For more information about Reva Stone’s residency and associated events, contact Lisa Schroeder, 204.272.1519; Lisa.Schroeder@umanitoba.ca
Or Visit the Gallery website.
School of Art Gallery
University of Manitoba
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