National BFA Competition Opening

July 11, 2011
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National BFA Competition Chicago GalleryCheck out the original posting at Columbia College

July 8th 2011, my work was shown at the opening for a national BFA/BA competition titled: Interrogation the Future. It was juried by Dominic Molon, Chief Curator at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis. The exhibition runs from July 8th to August 5th 2011. This is the press release:

The Interdisciplinary Arts Department is pleased to announce the opening of our 2011 national exhibition of artwork: Interrogating the Future of Interdisciplinary Practice at the Arcade Gallery of Columbia College Chicago. For this exhibition, the department invited submissions from graduating BA & BFA students from around the nation, which was juried by Dominic Molon, Chief Curator at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, who selected artworks that demonstrate interdisciplinary risk taking, experimentation, and conceptual rigor.
We’re excited to showcase the work of an incredible and diverse group of the following seventeen artists: Daniel Capaccio, Lucia Carroll, Christopher Cole, Zack Forsyth, Elizabeth Gadelha, Faustine Gau, Michael Gubbels, Daniel Hirsch, Rich Karsmizki, Alix Korn, Sooz Main, Johnny Picardo, Katelyn Rushe, Mathew Schwartz, Kan Seidel, Elizabeth Shores, and Yana Tutunik. Postcard features artwork from exhibiting artist Rich Karsmizki.
Please join us for the opening reception on Friday, July 8th from 5-7pm at the gallery, located at 618 S. Michigan Avenue, 2nd Floor. There will be performances starting at 6pm in the gallery. The show will remain open Mondays through Fridays, 10am-5pm through August 5th.
Photos from the opening: (courtesy of Annette Kosin and Columbia College.)

This work uses a custom algorithm with motion capture technology to
render the performative arts into static sculptural forms in order to
create an aesthetic that focuses on the path of motion instead of on the
subjects’ figure. This research is presented as a multimedia installation
comprised of three sculptures with video support.

Motion Sculpture Bronze Installation
This is a Taekwondo kick.  The kick requires the feet to rotate the body 180 degrees.  At the high point both feet are off the ground.
Motion Sculpture Bronze Installation 
This motion sculpture is a split kick.  This type of kick can be seen in many different styles of performance.  Both feet simultaneously spread out 180 degrees.  The angle of the legs can clearly be seen in this sculpture.  The knees bend and then extend on the up movement and move downward in a linear fashion.

Movement Sculpture Bronze Installation
This is the Arcade gallery entrance displaying the names of the participating artists.
Human Motion Sculpture Bronze Installation
This view is the includes one of the sculptures and has the video of how the motion sculptures are created.

Mocap Art Sculpture
This is a single still of the video.  The artist statement was placed next to it.

After a few touch-ups to the work, the sculptures were driven to Chicago along with a newer video explaining the work (Shown Below).

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