[NetBehaviour] Esther Rolinson in conversation with Douglas Dodds, the V&A's Senior Curator of Digital Art | Watermans

Irini Papadimitriou irini at watermans.org.uk
Sun May 28 14:45:39 CEST 2017

Dear all

I hope you can join us for the launch event of our new exhibition,
Gravitate by Esther Rolinson at Watermans, and special event in partnership
with CAS; artist Esther Rolinson and Douglas Dodds, the V&A's Senior
Curator of Digital Art, will discuss Rolinson's new exhibition, in which
her drawings and light installation Flown will be exhibited together for
the first time.
The exhibition opens on Wednesday 7 June.

The conversation will take place in the theatre and will last approximately
45 minutes, followed by drinks in the gallery. All are welcome - please
book your free ticket on our website.

*Gravitate Exhibition Launch Event*Wednesday 7 June, 6.30-8.30pm
Theatre, FREE

Gravitate gives insight into Rolinson’s meditative drawing process in which
she explores sensations, structures, movements and connections. Hand-made
pencil drawings on paper are often digitally manipulated to experiment with
forms in light and colour, and simple combinations of lines are repeated
building up complex forms. Rolinson's construction rules are a method of
disassociating from conscious thoughts and allowing spatial patterns and
movements to emerge. Some of these works conclude like solved puzzles,
whilst others have the potential to grow infinitely.
Her installations are immersive, extendable structures that can be adjusted
to fit diverse environments from light festivals to art galleries.  In 2016
she was awarded The Lumen Global Digital Arts Prize Sculpture and 3D Award,
and the first prize at the inaugural International Art CHI Exhibition,
Computer and Human Interaction Conference, San Jose, California for Flown
developed in collaboration with artist and programmer Sean Clark. Examples
of Esther's drawings and prints have been acquired by Victoria and Albert
Museum, London.

Best wishes

Irini Papadimitriou
Head of New Media Arts Development
40 High Street

Direct line: +44 (0)20 8232 1012
Admin: +44 (0)20 8232 1020

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