Thursday, September 17, 2009
  Golan Levin at Conversations At The Edge

Golan Levin in person!
September 17, 2009
Gene Siskel Film Center
164 N. State
Chicago, IL
$10 general admission or
$7 students or
$4 for students and faculty of the School of the Art Institute, and staff of the Art Institute

Whimsical, provocative, and sublime, the work of new media artist Golan Levin explores the possibilities of code, screens, interactivity, and our relationship with machines. Levin creates collaborative digital systems, resulting in performances like Dialtones (A Telesymphony) (2001), a musical composition with sounds generated through the carefully choreographed dialing and ringing of the audience’s own mobile phones; software art such as The Dumpster: A Visualization of Romantic Breakups (2005), which offers novel perspectives on online communications; and Eyecode (2007), an installation with imagery generated from its viewer’s eyes. Levin will discuss these works and more in an interactive screening and lecture. Co-presented by the Department of Interactive Arts & Media, Columbia College Chicago. 1997-2009, USA, multiple formats, ca. 90 min.

GOLAN LEVIN is an artist and engineer whose work focuses on the language of interactivity-verbal, vocal and visual. He has spent half his life as an artist embedded within technological research environments, including the MIT Media Laboratory, the Ars Electronica Futurelab, and the former Interval Research Corporation in Palo Alto. His work has exhibited widely across North America, Europe, Asia, including at the 2004 Whitney Biennial, the New Museum of Contemporary Art, the Kitchen, and the Neuberger Museum, all in New York; the Ars Electronica Center in Linz, Austria; The Museum of Contemporary Art in Taipei, Taiwan; the NTT InterCommunication Center (ICC) in Tokyo, Japan; and the Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie (ZKM) in Karlsruhe, Germany, among other venues. Levin is currently the director of the STUDIO for Creative Inquiry and Associate Professor of Electronic Time-Based Art at Carnegie Mellon University, where he also holds Courtesy Appointments in the School of Computer Science and the School of Design. His work is represented by bitforms gallery, New York City. Visit

Conversations at the Edge (CATE) is a weekly series of screenings, artist talks, and performances by some of the most compelling media artists of yesterday and today.

CATE is organized by the School of the Art Institute of Chicago's Department of Film, Video, and New Media in collaboration with the Gene Siskel Film Center and the Video Data Bank.

Programs take place Thursdays at 6pm at the Gene Siskel Film Center (164 N. State / Chicago, IL / 312-846-2600), unless otherwise noted.
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