Lecture with Camille Utterback

Four by Four Lecture Series: Art + Design x Science
March 5, 2014, 7:30–9:00 pm
Nahl Hall, Oakland Campus

Free and open to the public
More info: Jessica Arevalo, jarevalo@cca.edu

Camille Utterback is an internationally acclaimed artist whose interactive installations and reactive sculptures engage participants in a dynamic process of kinesthetic discovery and play.

Utterback’s work explores the aesthetic and experiential possibilities of linking computational systems to human movement and gesture in layered and often humorous ways. Her work focuses attention on the continued relevance and richness of the body in our increasingly mediated world.

Her work has been exhibited at galleries, festivals, and museums internationally, including The New Museum of Contemporary Art, The American Museum of the Moving Image, New York; The NTT InterCommunication Center, Tokyo; The Seoul Metropolitan Museum of Art; The Netherlands Institute for Media Art; The Taipei Museum of Contemporary Art; The Center for Contemporary Art, Kiev, Ukraine; and the Ars Electronica Center, Austria.

Utterback’s work is in private and public collections including Hewlett Packard, Itaú Cultural Institute in São Paolo, and La Caixa Foundation in Barcelona.

Awards and honors include a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship (2009), a Transmediale International Media Art Festival Award (2005), a Rockefeller Foundation New Media Fellowship (2002), and a commission from the Whitney Museum for the CODeDOC project on their ArtPort website (2002).

Utterback holds a US patent for a video tracking system she developed while working as a research fellow at New York University (2004). Her work has been featured in Art in America, Wired magazine, the New York Times, ARTnews, and many other publications. It is also included in Thames & Hudson’s World of Art – Digital Art book (2003) by Christiane Paul.

Utterback holds a bachelor's degree in art from Williams College and a master's degree from the Interactive Telecommunications Program at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

She lives and works in San Francisco.