[ISEA97] Artists Statement: Muriel Magenta & Michael Udow – Token City

Artists Statement

The New York subway becomes the location for a 3D animation, transforming the everyday commute into an experience of images and sounds which merge reality with the extraordinary. Viewers become an integral part of the action and emotions of an unpredictable subway excursion via the manipulation of 3D animation, computer graphics, real time video, and a mixed soundtrack of electronic music and digital sound effects. Video: Token City. See also: public.asu.edu/~muriel/tc/web  asuartmuseum.asu.edu/content/token-city and judymalloy.net/newmedia/muriel.html

  • Muriel Magenta is a “new genre” artist working in computer imaging, video, and sculpture. In he she explores the interface between various media, while continuing her investigation of the installation format as a means of interrelating electronic images, with free standing objects. Her larger objective is to create a visual experience in an actual space, and then transmit it over electronic networks into virtual environments. In Token City, she is pursuing this approach to creative research.: http://asuam.fa.asu.edu/tokenicity/token/htm. In 1991, Magenta joined the staff of the Institute for Studies in the Arts at Arizona State University which focuses on creative research in the area of art and technology. In addition, she is a Professor of Art at ASU, teaching studio courses involving new media concepts, Solo Exhibitions: LACE, Los Angeles; University of Southern California; Kansas City Art Institute; Gallery 10, Washington DC; Scottsdale Center for the Arts, Scottsdale Arizona; Marian Locks Gallery, Philadelphia; and City Bank (57th and Park Avenue), New York. Magenta’s video works have been screened throughout North America and  Europe Magenta received her art training at Queens College, New York City; Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD;  and Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. murielmagenta.com
  • Michael Udow (U.S.A.) Composer/Percussionist. Professor of Music, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; member of Santa Fe Opera Orchestra, Santa Fe, N.M.