[ISEA2009] Artists Statement: Mark Skwarek, Joseph Hocking & Arthur Peters – Children of Arcadia, 2006–2009

Artists Statement

Projected real time 3D graphics

Throughout history artists have created works to give context to their society’s condition. Children of Arcadia [COA], draws from this tradition. The piece is continually being updated with information gathered from the Internet about the United States and its society as it relates to national socio-economic events. It translates this information into a large-scale Baroque-style projection. As gathered information changes, so does the world of COA. The changes produce shifts in the piece that draw from paintings of the Baroque to Rococo eras.   childrenofarcadia.com

Technical support: Damon Baker

  •  Mark Skwarek is a new media artist and adjunct professor at NYU Polytech University and City Tech University CUNY, USA.
  • Joseph Hocking teaches classes about both 3D animation and programming in an artistic context at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
  • Albert Peters is computer programmer, computer technician and theatre technician.

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