Transart Institute MFA Thesis Exhibition

Transart Institute MFA Thesis Exhibition

Transart Institute

July 10, 2007
Transart Institute MFA Thesis Exhibition

July 11 – 28, 2007

Vernissage: July 11, 18:00 – 20:00

Galerie Berufsvereinigung

Bildender Künstler (BVOÖ)

and Landeskulturzentrum Ursulinenhof

Landstrasse 31, 4020 Linz, Austria

Hours: Tuesday-Friday 16:00-19:00

Transart Institute proudly announces the opening of their Master of Fine Arts in New Media thesis exhibition. Seventeen students working in a wide range of media including architecture, digital and experimental media, illustration, installation, painting, performance, photography, sculpture, sound, and video will present their art.

This international Master of Fine Arts program is intended to lift the boundaries between applied and fine arts, traditional and new media, artists and scholars. Students are free to pursue work in any media art-related genre and to create their own course of study.

The artists:

Samuel Cepeda

Satomi Furukawa

Tim Halloran

Jenny Hanson

Laura Hohlwein

Jayne Holsinger

Debra van Hulsteyn

Jaime Lutzo

Jamie McMurry

Freya Olafson

Karl Pötschko

Daniela Schiffer

Sheila Schumacher

Dana Shukster

Markus Vogl

Oliver Wasow

Markuz Wernli Saito

SUMMER PROGRAM EVENTS (Open to the Public)

O.K Centrum, Media Lab (4th floor) Dametzstrasse30, 4020 Linz, Austria

LKZ Ursulinenhof, Kleiner Saal (1st floor), Landstrasse 31, 4020 Linz, Austria

Payphone Memorial Public pay phones diminish by the week. The artist celebrates “a good piece of public inventory before its too late” with instant souvenir photographs at bannered payphones around the O.K Center “free of charge”. Live art thesis project by Markuz Wernli Saito. LKZ, July 11, 19:00.

Translation/Traduccion Performance thesis project by Jamie McMurry. LKZ, July 11, 18:00.

Current project presentations and informal discussion with Mary Ting, Klaus Knoll, Christopher Hewitt, and Rosina Santana. O.K Centrum, July 13, 17:00-19:00.

Pause for Strawberries is a 20 minute documentary-fiction about finding peace in simple things. With a candid look at the grieving process, this video shines light on the intimate moments of the process. Thesis film by Jenny Hansen. O.K Centrum, July 13, 20:00.

San Keller, artist talk. O.K Centrum, July 15, 18:00.

Next Slide is a 30-minute new media performance combining digital texting, vintage 35mm slides, recorded voice, music, and live movement to explore the relationship of documentation to memory and self-identity over disjunct time. Thesis performance by Tim Halloran. LKZ, July 18, 21:00.

Bewernitz + Goldowski, artist talk. O.K Centrum, July 19, 18:00.

Contemporaneity of the Archive is the topic of a panel discussion with Geoff Cox, Claire Daigle, Aaron Levy, Wolfgang Suetzl, Thomas Zummer and Dieter Daniels. O.K Centrum, July 21, 17:00-19:00.

Current project presentations and discussion with Gebhard Sengmueller, Lynn Book, Jean Marie Casbarian, and Marji Vecchio, O.K Centrum, July 26, 17:00.

New Icelander is an investigation into the lives of the first Icelandic immigrants to Canada. In this new multimedia performance Ms. Olafson draws parallels between the cross-cultural experiences of her 19th century ancestors and her own present-day identity. Thesis performance by Freya Olafson. LKZ, July 26, 20:00.

Julius Deutschbauer and Gerhard Spring, artist talk. O.K Centrum, July 27, 17:00.

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