2012: TRANSFORMER

TRANSFORMER – Pablo Garcia and Spike Wolff, Festival Curators

Physical laws dictate that something cannot be made from nothing. In the 21st century, however, magic and alchemy seem commonplace. Devices in your pocket can span the world and perform wondrous feats. But art and craft have long made the impossible manifest through ingenuity, skill, perseverance, and inspiration. The greatest works of art began as art supplies yet transform into masterpieces through human ingenuity.

wats:ON? 2012: TRANSFORMER looks not at cutting-edge technological magic but at amazing transformations from the most humble beginnings. A piece of paper, or cloth, or even the human body can transform into something never seen before–right before your eyes.

Wade Kavanaugh & Stephen B Nguyen Wade Kavanaugh & Stephen B Nguyen
TUG O’ WAR
An Installation in the CFA Great Hall
Reception and Artists Talk
Leah Buechley Leah Buechley
‘EXPRESSIVE ELECTRONICS: SKETCHING, SEWING, AND SHARING’
Keith Terry Keith Terry
‘BODY MUSIC RHYTHM STUDIO - AN INTERACTIVE RHYTHMIC EVENT’
Nortd Labs Nortd Labs
ADDIE WAGENKNECHT and STEFAN HECHENBERGER
Talk and Demonstration
TRANSFORMER WORKSHOPS TRANSFORMER WORKSHOPS
PAPER AIRPLANES with Ben Saks HACKING OBJECTS with Nina Barbuto LASERSAUR WORKSHOP with Nortd Labs