NEW INC Fashion x Tech Showcase
+ Melissa Clarke
September 6th - November 1st 2018
On View Tue - Sat 12 PM - 7 PM
Thursday 12PM - 9PM
325 Canal Street, New York City
FELT Zine is an experimental internet art platform and artist collective. Its IRL and URL experiences examine digital activism, hip hop culture, race, gender, and class. Since the start of FELT in 2011 the collective has grown from a small group of like-minded creatives to an international movement which spans the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Africa. For New York Fashion Week, FELT Zine will be showcasing a site specific mixed-reality installation, including fabric, projection, and an immersive fashion themed VR experience. Interdisciplinary artist, educator, and curator, Melissa Clarke will be presenting and collaborating with FELT Zine to bring the VR project to life.
Clarke is a Brooklyn based interdisciplinary artist whose work employs data and generative self-programmed compositional environments. Melissa is an educator, curator, and an artist working at the intersections of research, data, science, and design. She extrapolates research into multimedia installations, generative video and sound sculptures, performances, and printed images. Melissa was a recent artist in residence with Pioneer Works, School for Visual Art and the Simon’s Center for Geometry and Physics. Clarke has performed and exhibited her multimedia work at spaces such as: Pioneer Works, NY, Loop Festival, Barcelona, Center for New Music, CA, Interactive Art Fair, FL, Eastern Bloc, CAN, Reverse Art Space, NY, 319 Scholes, NY, Eyebeam, NY, Issue Project Room, NY, Simons Center for Geometry and Physics, NY, Electronic Music Foundation, NY, and with the Queens Museum, NY. Her work has been featured by the Art F City, Creators Project, L Magazine, Art in America, and with publications such as the Village Voice, Kickstarter, Art 21, Blouin Art Info, Impose Magazine, and Columbia University’s State of the Planet. Clarke is a graduate of NYU’s ITP program with a Tisch Fellowship. She is currently a lecturing professor at SUNY Stony Brook teaching interactive installation art, introduction to computational art, animation and web art.
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