[ISEA2020] Artists Statement: Scott Kildall & Michael Ang — Unnatural Language

Artists Statement n.a.

  • Scott Kildall (US) is a new media artist, who works with the interplay between territory and technology to build installations, sculptures and virtual environments. The resulting artworks often invite public participation through direct interaction. He has been working with art, technology and education for over 15 years. His work has been exhibited internationally at venues including the New York Hall of Science, Transmediale, the Venice Biennale, the Vancouver Art Gallery and the San Jose Museum of Art. He has received fellowships, awards and residencies from organizations including the Bangkok 1899, SETI Institute, ZERO1, Santa Fe Art Institute, Autodesk, Recology San Francisco, Eyebeam Art + Technology Center, Kala Art Institute and The Banff Centre for the Arts. Scott Kildall is an independent artist and resides in San Francisco. In 2018, he founded Xenoform Labs, an artist-in-residency program for new media artists visiting San Francisco.
  • Michael Ang (CA/DE) is an artist and engineer who creates light objects, interactive installations, and technological tools that expand the possibilities of human expression and connection. Applying a hacker’s aesthetic, he often repurposes existing technology to create human-centered experiences in public space and the open field. Countering the trend for technology to dissociate us from ourselves and surroundings, Michael’s works connect us to each other and the experience of the present moment. Michael’s work has been shown at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Media Architecture Biennale, White Wall Beirut, Gray Area Foundation For The Arts, Art Hack Day, NASA Ames Research Center and many others. He holds a Master’s Degree from ITP at New York University, USA and a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo, Canada. He is currently an Associate Professor of Practice of Interactive Media at NYU Abu Dhabi. michaelang.com