The Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology 16th Biennial Symposium


February 15 - 17, 2018

2018 Commissioned Works

The Ammerman Center is pleased to announce the Commissions for the 2018 Biennial Symposium on Arts and Technology, February 15 - 17, 2018 at Connecticut College. The commissioned works incorporate the symposium theme, “Intersections," and combine at least one area of creative expression with a major technology component: whether as subject matter, medium, tool or environment. The selected teams are granted a week-long funded residency which includes presentations, classes, student involvement, campus interaction and performance or presentation of the completed work at the symposium.

The 2018 Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology Commissions are awarded to:

“Nuclear Winter"

Megan Young, Gregory King and Angela Davis Fegan
Interactive sculpture installation with live performance interventions, utilizing digital surveillance to retaliate against any perceived “assault” on whiteness in the space. Together with hand-made brick structures and paper objects, the system will create a microcosm representing our current political climate.

"Speculative Tourism"

Shalev Moran, Mushon Zer-Aviv, Milana Gitzin Adiram
The Speculative Tourism group will work with local writers from various disciplines and backgrounds to develop and present at the symposium a collection of interactive guided audio walking tours through their own speculative future visions of New London, Connecticut. 

"Why Should our Bodies End at the Skin?"

Aurie Hsu, Steven Kemper
Live Performance for sensor-equipped belly dancer, robotic percussion, and live sound processing, exploring questions of fluidity between organism and machine.