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Camille Utterback: Entangled

Mar 01, 2017 to Apr 22, 2017
person interacts with entangled creating painting through their movement

Media Art Gallery hosts Boston native, Camille Utterback‘s, interactive digital art installation, Entangled. Camille Utterback is at the forefront of new media technologies, engaging viewers in the creation of electronic paintings. Entangled uses a computer program to track the movement of viewers, transforming it into a dynamic, abstract digital “painting.” The installation is an attempt to have viewers both interact with the program, but also create a two-sided transparent image by facing each other, according to the artist.

Entangled refers to the merging of participants’ physical traces on scrims in the installation, and also our ongoing emotional entanglement with digital systems in our lived environment,” Utterback said in a statement. The artist combines sensing and display technologies with the custom software she writes. Utterback’s work has been exhibited at galleries, festivals, and museums around the world, including the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the New Museum of Contemporary Art.

Running concurrently with Entangled is Cybernetic Serendipity, a documentary exhibit celebrating one of the first attempts to demonstrate computer-aided art, poetry, music, and dance in a 1968 show curated by Jasia Reichardt at the ICA in London.


  • Date: Mar 01, 2017 to Apr 22, 2017
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