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May 23, 2022

Guided by Echoes

School of Visual Arts (SVA)

Juan David Figueroa, Still, life (still).

School of Visual Arts (SVA) presents Guided by Echoes, an exhibition of interactive installations, video projections, and animations by 40 MFA Computer Arts students. Curated by Kelsie Hoffman, (MFA Computer Arts 2020) and Angelica Vergel, director of operations for the department, the exhibition will be on view from Thursday May 26, through Monday, June 13, at the SVA Chelsea Gallery, 601 West 26th Street, 15th floor, New York City. The opening reception will take place on Thursday, May 26 from 6–8pm. Click here to RSVP.

Guided by Echoes channels the signal forces of possibility and newness. The artists in this exhibition question the in-between spaces whether they are the continuum of sound, the reflections of computational images, or memories that resides and changes over time. It is here that creation is possible and its intensity moves us.

Highlights from the exhibition:
Juan David Figueroa’s
Still, life encourages visitors to mediate using touch to explore the affects of transmission between the organic and computer vision in an interactive video installation. Shveta Sharma’s Synesthesia explores how music and animated visuals can stimulate the body in ways equivalent to psychedelic-induced trips through a “rave-rollercoaster” installation. Claudia Tay’s SemiConductor is a music-making experience in which viewers are invited to initiate a generative process sequencing notes through hand gestures.

The SVA Chelsea Gallery is open Monday through Friday, from 9am to 5pm, and closed on Saturdays and Sundays. The public may visit by showing proof of full vaccination (including booster, if eligible) and photo ID. Proper masking is required. It is fully accessible by wheelchair.

School of Visual Arts MFA Computer Arts emphasizes creative experimentation and a multidisciplinary approach to making art with computers and emerging technologies. Dedicated to producing digital artists of the highest caliber, the department guides each student in the development of a personal artistic style in a course of study that is individually tailored to meet their needs. Students come from around the world to study in this two-year MFA degree program, which has distinguished itself with nine Student Academy Awards. Please visit here.

School of Visual Arts has been a leader in the education of artists, designers and creative professionals for seven decades. With a faculty of distinguished working professionals, a dynamic curriculum and an emphasis on critical thinking, SVA is a catalyst for innovation and social responsibility. Comprising 7,000 students at its Manhattan campus and more than 40,000 alumni in 128 countries, SVA also represents one of the most influential artistic communities in the world. For information about the College’s 30 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, visit sva.edu.

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