Electronic Art and Intermedia New Forms of Research and Creative Activity

Ken Feingold

Time and Location: Thursday March 3, 3:30-4:30 at Union, Second Floor Parler C

Title: The Software Unconscious: Associative Linking and the Appearance of Mind


In this talk I will discuss the underlying conceptual framework for the intersection of my work as an artist and as a psychoanalyst. The primary process of the unconscious mind and its relevance to algorithms created for artworks that ‘understand’ language are discussed in their mutual uses of associative linking.

Ken Feingold has been exhibiting his work in film, video, objects, and installations since 1974. After first studying at Antioch College (Yellow Springs, Ohio) he received his B.F.A. and M.F.A. degrees in Post-Studio Art from California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), Valencia, CA. Among the numerous awards and honors Feingold has received, the including a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship (2004) and a Rockefeller Foundation Media Arts Fellowship (2003). He has taught at Princeton University and Cooper Union, among others. His work If / Then (2001) was included in the Whitney Biennial 2002, and three of his installations were in the Corcoran Biennial 2002. Self Portrait as the Center of the Universe (1998 – 2001) was shown at Tate Liverpool in Art, Lies and Videotape: Exposing Performance (2004), and a “mid-career survey” of his work was shown at Ace Gallery in Los Angeles between October 2005 and February 2006. His works are in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art (Film Study Collection) NY; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Kiasma, Helsinki; ZKM Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, and others. He has traveled widely, living for extended periods of time in India, Japan, and Argentina and working for shorter periods in many other countries. He lives in New York City

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