More images: Bridget Murphy, Sung Kim and Randal Lynch "Pressure" @ Green Street

 

Situated in the Gallery@ Green Street, "Pressure" is a site specific
installation where computer controlled sensors manipulate the sights and

sounds of daily commuting to address issues of accelerated culture and
the evolving metaphors for speed and progress. Pressure seeks to explore

the psychology and physicality of individuals in the contemporary urban
landscape.

"Pressure" is a collaborative effort of the students in "Interactive
Installation" a class at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts taught by

New York artist Larry Shea. Technically this class focuses on the
MAX/MSP object oriented Multimedia programming language coupled with the

I-Cube, a MIDI interface system for connecting external sensors
(pressure sensors, lasers, etc.) to MAX/MSP.

The Video Department at the Museum School, founded by Jane Hudson in
1980 and chaired by Mary Ellen Strom, focuses on the critical,
conceptual and technical skills that support the production of
single-channel video, installation and interactivity. Courses in video
are offered at a range of levels (from introduction to advanced), cross
disciplines are often offered in conjunction with other Museum School
departments such as sculpture, performance and digital arts.

Larry Shea, Visiting Artist in Video at the SMFA this year, has
exhibited single channel videos at national and international venus
including The Mix Festival in New York; MIX Brazil, Outfest LA , the
Video Room video festival, NY, and the 2000 Ars Electronica Festival in

Lintz, Austria; as well as on cable and the internet. His public space
projects have been shown at the SOHO Arts Festival, NY; Jackie60 @
Mother NYC, Pridefest NYC and at the "Securite" conference, The
Netherlends. He received his MFA from The Massachusetts College of Art
and has taught at The New School for Social Research,NYC; The Pratt
Institute, Brooklyn, NY and at Film Video Arts, NY.

Mary Ellen Strom is an internationally known video and performance
artist. Strom's single channel videos and installations have been
presented at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, the Museum of
Modern Art, NYC, The Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio, The
Chicago Art Institute, The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Kansas City
Art Institute, The High Museum, Atlanta, Archa, Theatro Divaldo, Prague,

Republic of Czech, Museo de Arte, Mexico City, Temple Bar, Dublin,
Ireland, Ars Electronica Festival, Linz Austria, Chapter Art Centre,
Cardiff Wales among others. Strom has received numerous awards
including Creative Capital, Rockefeller Foundation, M.A.P. Grants, New
York State Council on the Arts, National Alliance for Media and Culture,

and two New York Performance Awards (Bessie), for "Outstanding Creative
Achievement". Strom was a 1999-2000 artist in the P.S.1 /MoMA National
Studio Program. She received her MFA from the University of California,

Irvine and is currently Chair of the video department at the School of
the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

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