[NetBehaviour] Artist Talk: GH Hovagimyan at ISIS Arts Studio

netbehaviour netbehaviour at furtherfield.org
Tue Apr 16 12:04:07 CEST 2013

Artist Talk: GH Hovagimyan

Tuesday 16 April 6-8pm at ISIS Arts Studio

GH Hovagimyan is the current ISIS Arts & Newcastle Gateshead Initiative 
(NGI) artist in residence. Hovagimyan will be joining us from New York 
(USA) through April 2013 to work on an exciting data visualization 
project using data from Newcastle and Gateshead.

Come along on Tuesday to meet GH Hovagimyan, hear him talk about his 
previous work and the new data visualization project he is developing 
during his residency using our city's everyday data, from car parking 
spaces to airplane/train departures to human migration and much more.

During the residency, Hovagimyan will be working on developing a 
‘natural interface’ tool, which he describes as “a sequence in the movie 
Minority Report that has Tom Cruise grabbing digital images floating in 
the air and manipulating them….this is the natural interface…”

Using the ‘natural interface’, Hovagimyan will research various ways we 
can represent and experience NGI’s vast amounts of data and statistics. 
By adapting a Kinect camera, Hovagimyan will create a real time virtual 
experience in which the whole body can be engaged and immersed in the 
data, allowing the audience to physically interact with the data while 
viewing their virtual body in the dataspace.

G.H. Hovagimyan is an experimental artist working in a variety of forms. 
An Internet and new media pioneer, his works range from hypertext works 
to digital performance art, interactive installations and HD video.

Refreshments will be provided. For directions to ISIS Arts please click 
Please reserve a place by emailing charlotte at isisarts.org.uk

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