Friday, December 13, 2013

PULSE lineup announced

Posted on Fri, Dec 13, 2013 at 10:41 AM

Telfair Museums have announced the schedule and lineup of visiting artists for the PULSE Art and Technology Festival Jan. 29-Feb. 2.

Visitors to the Jepson Center can interact with PULSE installations at all times during the festival. Additionally, avant-garde visual artists from around the country present performances and give lectures that teach and illustrate new art forms. Video art will be projected onto the Jepson Center windows each night.

PULSE includes a family day with activities, artists’ demonstrations and performances. PULSE also includes offsite workshops and programs by local partners including Armstrong Atlantic State University, the Savannah College of Art and Design, Indigo Sky Gallery, the Creative Coast and the Savannah Chatham County Public Schools’ STEM Academy. Through funding from the City of Savannah, all PULSE events and activities are free of charge.

Performances include the return of award-winning beatboxer/visual artist Adam Matta, a Family Day performance by North Carolina musical contraption makers Invisible, a new interactive concert by Savannah’s own KidSyc and audiovisual performances by the Medeology Collective and Matthew Akers.

Exhibitions include "Physical/Digital: Interactive Video Sculpture" combining fiber art with high definition video to produce projection works mapped to physical strings on the gallery wall.

Gabe Barcia-Colombo creates figurative and image-based interactive projections on physical objects.

The Medeology Collective, a Savannah and Atlanta-based artist group, will create an interactive sculpture entitled Geometries of Power in the Jepson Center Atrium (Jan. 29-Feb. 2 only).

Looking at Something: Selected Work by Rafaël Rozendaal, who introduces himself as “a visual artist who uses the internet as his canvas.” The first artist to sell websites to private collectors, Rozendaal attracts international attention for his ability to transition internet art into physical settings. For PULSE, Rozendaal presents an installation of the website Looking at Something, which allows PULSE participants to change the weather from sunshine to a thunderstorm.

Play Together
A group of projects by local and visiting artists highlight work designed to be played by more than one person. Other works on view include Sari Gilbert and Robert Batchelor’s board game based on a historic Chinese trade map, Andrew Hieronymi and Erin McNeil’s four-player tactile game Conduit, Ross Fish’s conductive musical sculpture, and Lucy Sheils’ sound installation.

Bring Your Own Beamer (BYOB), February 1, 6 — 8 pm / Jepson Center — Created by Rafaël Rozendaal, BYOB is an international series of one-night exhibitions that have taken place in almost 100 cities. Telfair Museums convenes selected artists, armed with video and projectors, at the Jepson Center to explore the art of projection.

Preliminary Schedule:
Reservations are required for workshops. Advance registration is required for offsite workshops. Call 912.790.8827 or visit

January 25
10 am — 12 pm Pre-PULSE workshop: How to Make 3D Printed Objects
Offsite at Armstrong Atlantic State University (Age 12-18)
10 am — 12 pm Pre-PULSE workshop: Video Art Workshop
Offsite at SCAD’s Hamilton Hall (Age 12-18)
January 29 - Feb. 2
PULSE Free admission days at the Jepson Center

January 29:
6 pm: PULSE opening lecture by Cuppetelli and Mendoza
7 pm: Opening reception for PULSE
6-8 pm: Audiovisual performance by Matthew Akers and Ross Fish

January 30:
11 am: Student panel featuring PULSE artists
6 pm: PULSE lecture by Rafaël Rozendaal 6-8 pm: Projections by Rafaël Rozendaal

January 31:
11 am: Student panel featuring PULSE artists
6 pm: Performance by Adam Matta
6-8 pm: Performance by the Medeology Collective

February 1:
10 am: Student Workshop: “Make your own GIF” with artist Erin McNeil
1-4 pm: Family Day with performance by Invisible
6 pm: Performance by KidSyc and the NekstUp Team present The Fewchurr
6-8 pm: Bring Your Own Beamer: Projections by PULSE artists

February 2:
2 pm: Offsite program by Medeology Collective at Indigo Sky Community Gallery

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