[ISEA2011] Paper: Ina Conradi Chavez – Stereo Animated Pictorial Space: Towards new aesthetics in contemporary painting


How can artist influence new technological initiatives and push the expressive capabilities of animation and 3D Stereoscopy towards a new pictorial space? How can we create fully immersive painting where large scale moving paint marks and textures would appear to exist in real space? What is the significance of a Stereoscopic 3D (S3D) cinema in contemporary art painting and design practice today? Should painting expand the aesthetic experience by opening to new methods, other disciplines and to a different audience?

In recently completed research within School of Art Design and Media into innovative digital image methodologies, opened is an original field of explorations into inventive applications of 3D Stereoscopy as an art digital media expression. This paper would illustrate first outcomes of the art practice based research formed as collaboration among faculty from the Nanyang Technological University School of Art, Design and Media, Institute for Media Innovation, NTU and the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, along with collaborators from local industry.

While establish relationship between technology, materiality and aesthetics these works are inspired by the idea of pushing the limits of perceptibility, by the fascination of the surreal and abstract art, and by the aesthetics of high-definition, intensely multi-colored imagery. Presentation would to illustrate importance of an artist driven digital imaging fueling stereography at every level of image capture, generation and manipulation and display, and would emphasize the need for a fundamental pedagogy and toolset.

The paper would introduce artistic explorations of new perceptual, cognitive and interactive digital art ranging from: experimental 3D stereo animated painting to digitally fabricated art works and installations that converge seemingly unrelated fields of art aesthetic, cinema and science. With hope that it would inspire new ideas and possible future collaborative initiatives in synthetic image technology innovations within academic research environment and wider.

  • Ina Conradi Chavez’s current research undertaken at the Nanyang Technological University, at the School of Art, Design and Media, in Singapore, is continuing into exploring image-making methodologies on a larger scale, creating illusions that transform the viewer’s perception of actual space in a synthesis of the real and virtual. Drawing on the ideas of the merge of digital painting and avant-garde filmmaking and sound cultures, her current work aims to craft meaningful, immersive, interactive and 3D animated installation using digital image, seeking innovative convergence of art and technology to transform spaces into novel experiences. Her research explores: 1) experimental and immersive abstract computer animation; 2) responsive and reactive painted surfaces with imagery integrating experimental 3D stereo animation; 3) oversized image creation using algorithmic paint strokes; 4) high resolution computer rendering technique; 5) advanced print prototyping and finishing technique. Ina Conradi was born in Belgrade, Serbia. Currently lives and works between Los Angeles and Singapore. Ina received her B.F.A. Textile Design from the University of Belgrade, and M.F.A. in Art, at the University of California at Los Angeles. She continued studies in Tokyo and Kyoto, as a Japan Foundation Fellow. Ina is a member of Singapore-China Association for Advancement of Science and Technology (SCAAST), Union of Slovene Fine Art Arts Association (ZDSLU), and is Japan Foundation Fellow since 1991. She has been teaching at California State University Long Beach, LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore and since 2007 till present in the School of Art Design and Media at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. UPCOMING PRESENTATIONS: The Undiscovered Country, The Art of Pictorial 3-D Stereo Animation, International Conference on CyberWorlds 2011, Special Session: Arts and Virtual Worlds, Chair Dr. Gianluca Mura, 2011, 4‐6 October 2011, Banff, Alberta, Canada. Organized by the Department of Computer Science, University of Calgary, Visual Resonance: Fine Art and 3D Stereo Pictoriality, 8th International Conference Computer Graphics, Imaging and Visualization, cgiv11, Nanyang Technological University, NTU Singapore, 16, 17 – 19 August 2011, Stereo Animated Pictorial Space: Towards new aesthetics in contemporary painting, 17th International Symposium on Electronic Art, ISEA2011 Istanbul, 14-21 September 2011. Presentation at the Department of Industrial Design Linz (Kunstuniversität Linz), Linz, Austria,16 June 2011, Art at the edges of Materiality, 24th International Conference on Computer Animation and Social Agents, CASA 2011, Workshop on Emotion-based Interaction, 26-28 May2011,University of Electronic Science and Technology, (UESTC), Chengdu, China. Digital Imaging in Singapore, Internal External, 16th International Symposium on Electronic Art, ISEA2010 RUHR, Germany, 20-29 August 2010. EXHIBITIONS: Ars Electronica Festival 2011, Deep Space Live Ina Conradi (US/SG), Mark Chavez (US/SG), Yoon Wai Cheong Davier (SG), Tan Cheng Quan Josh (SG) Le Phénomène Atmospherique is an impressive film about meteorological phenomena. Dreams combines digital drawings with experimental animation, and invites viewers to go on a kaleidoscopic journey into abstract worlds of imagery, 31.August 2011. Port Of Call Selected Works By Faculty from Nanyang Technological University, School of Art, Design and Media, Guest Curator Robert B Epp, ADM Gallery 1&2, Nanyang Technological University,  Singapore, 22 February -15 April 2010. Inaugural Corporeal Kaledioscope, Attakkalari India Biennial 2011, International Contemporary Dance and Digital Arts Festival, National Gallery of Modern Art, Bangalore, organized by Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts, 28 January-6 February 2011. Dimension 3 International S-3D and New images forum –Dimension 3 Festival, Seine-Saint –Denis, France, 1- 3 June 2010. Exhibit Snap to Grid 09, Los Angeles Centre for Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA, USA, 12 November – 05 December 2009. A solo exhibition by Ina Conradi, Kyoto Venue: International Contemporary Textile Art Centre, GGEX, Kyoto, Kotobuki Bldg, Kyoto, Japan, 18 July 31 August 2009. Internal External, A solo exhibition by Ina Conradi, Post-Museum, independent cultural and social space a ground-up project initiated by Singaporean curatorial team p-10, Singapore, 13 February -3 March 2009. PIXELPOPS! 2008, Venue Krannert Art Museum University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Illinois, USA. Snap to Grid 08, Los Angeles Center For Digital Art, Los Angeles Center For Digital Art, 107 West Fif Recent Exhibitions and Screening th Street, Los Angeles, CA, USA, 9 October -1 November 2008. D-ART 2008, 5th International Conference Computer Graphics, Imaging and Visualization CGIV 08, University Sains Malaysia (USM) Penang, Malaysia, 25- 28 August 2008. IMI/ADM Demo-Graphics, ISEA Conference /IMI NTU, Nanyang Technological University, School of Art Design and Media, Singapore, ART VIDEO screening of Dreams /3D animation, 27 August 2008. 

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