Casey Reas

BITS – Casey REAS’ Projection Work KNBC

In ALL, BITS by Alex Pedersen

Casey Reas writes software to explore conditional systems as art. Through defining emergent networks and layered instructions, he has defined a unique area of visual experience that builds upon concrete art, conceptual art, experimental animation, and drawing. While dynamic, generative software remains his core medium, work in variable media including prints, objects, installations, and performances materialize from his visual systems.

This documentation video captures a few minutes of a continuous, generative collage. KNBC (November 2015) is an audio and visual distortion of television signals broadcast during December 2015 over the 602-608 MHz spread of the electromagnetic spectrum from a tower located at 34°13′32″N, 118°3′52″W. The signals were captured and archived at the artist’s studio in Los Angeles. The edited signal is looped continuously as the data are extracted, amplified, and composed into a new stochastic audiovisual stream. The sound was created by Philip Rugo.”


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Alex Pedersen

Alex is a critical scholar and social scientist. During her degrees, Alex recognized a dearth of knowledge transfer between the academy and the general public. To address this gap, she extends her empirical research through multiple mediums including: publications, formal lectures, public speaking events, radio, theatre and photography. In diversifying access to her research, Alex honed a unique set of skills to plan, design and produce events for a wide variety of audiences. To date, she was responsible for several successful lecture series, community events and fundraisers across diverse settings. Most notably, Alex organized and implemented the 2015 Chancellor Dunning Trust Lectureship and was an advisor for the “Free Queen’s” Steering Committee (an initiative encouraging graduates to bring their work to the wider public). In addition, she has written numerous successful grant applications. An activist at heart, Alex advocates for critical thinking in and beyond academic institutions.