Geoffrey Alan Rhodes: After Cinema, an Augmented Reality Performance Lecture


Wednesday, February 19, 4:30 p.m.
MacLean Center, 112 S. Michigan Ave., room 1307

Presented as part of his penultimate review toward tenure in the Department of Visual Communication Design.

Taking "After Cinema" to describe both the state of contemporary media as well as his own practice, Geoffrey Alan Rhodes will narrate his artistic career from filmmaker to video installation artist to interactive art and augmented reality app designer, as an archeology of media. Through exploring his history with work and medium(s), this presentation pulls apart the changing relationship between the real and the virtual, the self, and the mediated, in media art.

Rhodes works across disciplines to create, for viewers and users, experiences which challenge the borders between the real and the virtual, the cinematic and the actual, fine art and popular experience. His work is a convolvement of feature films, gallery video art, photographic and new media applications; it has in common a sense of play in apparatus and traditional structures: actual subjects performing roles, transparent media machnations serving as "stage," collisions of one medium with another. His feature films, media installations, and augmented reality publications have been prestigiously screened, exhibited, and published internationally.