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Peter d'Agostino PDF Print E-mail
Mar 12, 2006 at 02:45 PM


Metaphor Machines traversing the techno/cultures of human-machine interaction

Peter d'Agostino is an artist who has been working in video and new media for three decades. His pioneering projects have been exhibited internationally in the form of installations, performances, telecommunications events, and broadcast productions. Recent surveys of his work include: Interactivity and Intervention, 1978-99 exhibited at the Lehman College Art Gallery, New York; and, Between Earth & Sky, 1973/2003 at the University of Paris I Partheon-Sorbonne. Major group exhibitions include: The Whitney Museum of American Art (Biennial, and The American Century-Film and Video in America 1950-2000), the Sao Paulo Bienal, Brazil, and the Kwangju Biennial, Korea. His work is in the collection of The Museum of Modern Art and is distributed by Electronic Arts Intermix, New York.

D'Agostino is a Fulbright Scholar (Brazil, 1996; Australia, 2003) currently serving on the senior specialist roster to 2005. He has also been awarded grants and fellowships from: the National Endowment for the Arts, Japan Foundation, Pew Trusts, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and the Center for Advanced Visual Studies, MIT. He was an artist-in-residence at the TV Laboratory, WNET, New York, the Banff Centre for the Arts, Canada, the Rockefeller Foundation's Bellagio Center, Italy as well as a visiting artist at the National Center for SuperComputing Applications, University of Illinois, and the American Academy in Rome.

His interactive multimedia projects (Web, DVD, CD-ROM, Laserdisc) include: DOUBLE YOU (and X,Y,Z.), TransmissionS, TRACES, STRING CYCLES, @Vesu.Vius, VR/RV: a Recreational Vehicle in Virtual Reality, YOO (YearZEROZERO) and . The installations have been exhibited at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Long Beach Museum of Art, as part of the Video Viewpoints series at The Museum of Modern Art, the Festival des Arts Electroniques, Rennes, France, the Interactions exhibition at the Rijksmuseum Twenthe in Holland, and the European Media Arts Festival, Osnabruck, Germany. The TransmissionS: In the WELL installation (1990) and VR/RV (1995) both received honorary awards for interactive art at Prix Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria.

A professor of film and media arts and director of the NewTechLab at Temple University, Philadelphia, d’Agostino’s books include: Transmission: toward a post-television culture, The Un/Necessary Image. and TeleGuide-including a Proposal for QUBE. He is also a contributor to Illuminating Video, and Theories and Documents of Contemporary Art. Recent publications featuring his work include Telematic Embrace: visionary theories of art, technology and consciousness, New Media in the Late 20th-Century, Video Art, and Digital Art.

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