May 26 at 10:30 AM
Ian Winters – Master Artist Outreach: Illustrated Talk, followed by Q & A
Visual Arts Building, Art Gallery University of Central Florida, Orlando, 32816
For more information call 407-823-3161
Ian is an award winning video & media artist working at the intersections of physical performance, installations / architectural form, and time-based media. In addition to individual work he often collaborates with composers, directors, and choreographers to create both staged and site-specific media environments through performance, visual and acoustic media.
His current work often works with ideas of expanding musicality and choreographic practices onto visual media, exploring improvisatory practice in hybrid media / performance / installation works, and how to create responses to sites where performers, media and the architectural space are all part of an integrated hybrid generative structure(s). A particular interest of late is in the creation of novel “interfaces” that explore the physicality of human/media interaction in ways that are integrated directly with the project.
A deep love for contemporary music and physical performance has informed many of his ongoing collaborative projects including work with Myra Melford (whom shares this session’s residency program at Atlantic), Lightbulb Ensemble/ Gamelan Sekar Jaya, Pamela Z, Mary Armentrout Dance Theater, ODC Dance, and many others.
Recent awards include Rainin, Clorox, & Zellerbach foundation funding, residencies at Djerassi, Sussex University, and Earthdance, 2013 and 2014 ISEA panelist on media and performance, Leonardo LASER presentations, 2012 & 2014 LAD awards for video design, and 2012-3 Isadora Duncan Award nominations for best visual design. In addition he teaches workshops in interactive media composition and has been a visiting artist in media & performance at institutions including USF, SF State, MIT, Mass Art, LSU, Roehampton, Amherst, Duke, Brighton, Sydney Sussex, CCA & Brunel.
Recent video and media design collaborations include work with Myra Melford, Robert Moses Kin, Francis Ford Coppola, Shotgun Players, ALICE Arts, Chitresh Das Dance Company, Pamela Z, Mary Armentrout Dance Theater, Shadowlight Puppet Theater, Makrokosma Bali/Gamelan Sekar Jaya, DSDT, ODC Dance, Lenora Lee Dance, Evelyn Ficarra. His work (either solo or as a video/media designer) has been seen at many venues including Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Zero-1 Gallery, ODC, Z-Space, The Asian Art Museum, Center for New Music-SF, The Kitchen, EMPAC, London City University, the Port of Oakland, Attenborough Centre for the Arts (Sussex University), The Luggage Store, Moscow Conservatory Electro-acoustic Center, Journées de l’électroacoustique: Paris, Mass Art, London Cutting Edge Festival, OPEN Cinema Festival (RU), CNMAT, Highways, 21 Grand, Shotgun Players, The Magic, Luckman Center for Arts (LA). See also www.ianwinters.com/bio