[ISEA2020] Artist Statement: Clea T. Waite — Immersive Cine-installation and Embodied Perception

Artist Statement n.a.

  • Clea T. Waite (US) is an intermedia artist, scholar, engineer, and experimental filmmaker whose artworks investigate the material poetics that emerge at the intersection of art, science, and technology. She creates immersive, cinematic works engaging embodied perception, dynamic composition, and sensual interfaces – as well as one inter-species collaboration with several hundred tropical spiders. Her artworks examine climate change, astronomy, particle physics, history, feminism, and popular culture. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Southern California in Media Arts + Practice, unifying her artistic practice and her background in physics and computer graphics from the MIT Media Lab with research in cinema and media art theory. Waite has been a Humboldt Fellow, a Radcliffe Fellow, CERN artist-in-residence, and fellow at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne, Germany. Her awards include the National Academies Keck Futures Initiative, the IBM Innovation Prize for Artistic Creation in Art and Technology, and the Medienboard Berlin/Brandenburg. clea-t.de