Conversations at the Edge: Current Schedule
cavrncode, video game, 2012, Brenna Murphy. Image courtesy of the artist
Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State St.
September 27, 6:00 p.m.
2011–12, Brenna Murphy, USA, multiple formats, ca. 60 minutes + discussion
Brenna Murphy in person!
Presented in collaboration with Lampo
Mixing raw footage with sophisticated 3D graphics, Portland-based artist Brenna Murphy creates videos, soundscapes, and downloadable virtual realms in an on-going exploration of psychedelia across physical and virtual realities. For her premiere Chicago appearance, she presents a collection of her videos “structured to function as a temporal mandala” and a performance entitled SkyFace~TextureMappr (2012). Built specifically for CATE and Lampo, Brenna Murphy’s performance explores a brand new virtual space accompanied by textured soundscapes generated from a homemade analog synthesizer and her own voice.
Brenna Murphy (b. 1986, Edmonds, WA) works with video, interactive games, sound, performance, and installation. Her work has been featured at Arratia Beer (Berlin), Philadelphia Art Museum (Philadelphia), Bitforms Gallery (New York), and Green Gallery at MDW Fair in Chicago. Solo exhibitions in 2012 include Future Gallery (Berlin) and Gloria Maria Gallery (Milan). Murphy graduated from Pacific Northwest College of Art in 2009, She also collaboratively creates sculptural analog synthesizers, interactive sound installations, and ritualistic performances with her art collectives MSHR and Oregon Painting Society.
Film, Video, New Media, and Animation Department Chair Jon Cates interviewed Brenna Murphy about her upcomming appearance. Watch the video.