Reid Arowood

Art and Technology Studies
Second year

Reid Arowood uses interactive performance and installation to explore the altered and technologically augmented body. Their research comes from a place of obsession and a desire for control over their own physical form as well as the expectations and perceptions of their body and identity. Fusing elements of performance, sculpture, installation, and new media, Arowood create’s a multi-sensory experience where viewers become specimens and are encouraged to interact, smell, and even ingest elements of the work. The resulting work creates a visceral and disorienting experience for the viewer, prompting them to question the perception of their own body and blur their distinction between the digital and the physical. Their work has been exhibited in a range of festivals, conferences, and exhibitions including Biotransmutations (NYC), Filmgate Interactive Media Festival (Miami),  Art in Odd Places festival (NYC), the 6th International Exhibition on New Media Art (Seoul),  WERQ: We’ve Been Doing This Our Whole Lives (NYC), Ars Electronica Festival “Worlds in Progress” (Linz) and the 2022 New Media Caucus Symposium and Exhibition. Arowood received their BFA from the University of Tennessee and is in the current process of earning their MFA in Art and Technology Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.



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