SPECIAL EVENT: Potential Space and the Mind of the Robot

November 13, 2009
2:00 pmto3:00 pm


Ken Feingold’s talk at ITP will be “Potential Space and the Mind of the Robot”.  He will describe the development of his recent artworks and discuss, from a psychoanalytic perspective, how he conceptualizes the software “personalities” he has created for his recent interactive animatronic installations.

KEN FEINGOLD (USA, 1952) has been exhibiting his work in film, video, objects, and installations since 1974. After first studying at Antioch College (Yellow Springs, Ohio) he received his B.F.A. and M.F.A. degrees in “Post-Studio Art” from California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), Valencia, CA.  Among the numerous awards and honors Feingold has received,
the including a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship (2004) and a Rockefeller Foundation Media Arts Fellowship (2003). He has taught at Princeton University and Cooper Union, among others. A “mid-career survey” of his work was shown at Ace Gallery in Los Angeles between October 2005 and February 2006.  His works are in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art (Film Study Collection) NY; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Kiasma, Helsinki; ZKM Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, and others. He has traveled widely, living for extended periods of time in India, Japan,
and Argentina and working for shorter periods in many other countries.  He lives in New York City.

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