[NetBehaviour] Women, Art & Technology: A Conversation with Amy Alexander.
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Women, Art & Technology: A Conversation with Amy Alexander.
By Rachel Beth Egenhoefer.
This conversation follows in a series of interviews with women who work
at the intersection of art and technology. Amy Alexander’s work as an
artist, performer, musician, and professorapproaches art and technology
from a performing arts perspective, often examining intersections of art
and popular culture.
Amy Alexander is an artist and researcher working in audiovisual
performance and digital media art. She has worked under a number of
pseudonyms including VJ Übergeek and Cue P. Doll. Coming from a
background in film and music, she learned programming and began making
time and process-based art on the Internet in the mid-1990's with the
Multi-Cultural Recycler and plagiarist.org. Amy has performed and
exhibited on the Internet, in clubs and on the street as well as in
festivals and museums. Her work has appeared at venues ranging from the
Whitney Museum and Ars Electronica to Minneapolis‚ First Avenue
nightclub. She has written and lectured on software art and audiovisual
performance, and she has served as a reviewer for festivals and
commissions for new media art and computer music. She is an Associate
Professor of Visual Arts at the University of California, San Diego.
During summer/fall of 2012, Amy is Artist-in-residence at iotaCenter in
Egenhoefer’s artistic work has been exhibited both locally and
internationally in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, London,
Beijing, Madrid, and more. Her work has been included in major
exhibitions such as the Options 2002 Biennial in Washington DC, the 2003
Boston Cyber Arts Festival, ISEA 2004 in Tallinn Estonia, La Noche en
Blanco in Madrid, and at The Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington DC,
The Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA) London, The Banff Centre for
the Arts, Lighthouse Brighton in the UK, and many others.
As a designer Egenhoefer’s work can be seen on Regina Spektor’s Begin To
Hope Album (Warner Brothers, 2006), as well as in both local and
international publications such as Art Forum, The San Francisco
Chronicle, and others. Rachel Beth worked for two consecutive seasons as
the Web and Program Manager at Yerba Buena Arts & Events/ Yerba Buena
Gardens Festival in San Francisco designing programs, banners, and web
content for the non-profit organization that provides free arts
programming to the city. http://www.rachelbeth.net/
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