Andrea Polli official website

Andrea Polli is a digital media artist living in New York City.  She received a Master of Fine Arts in Time Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is currently an Associate Professor of Film and Media at Hunter College.  Polli's work addresses issues related to science and technology in contemporary society. Her projects often bring together artists and scientists from various disciplines. She has exhibited, performed, and lectured nationally and internationally.

She has recently presented the installation and digital print project The Fly's Eye, (2002) which creates a live movement and light analysis and deconstruction of the video image, at Le Centre de production DAÏMÕN in Quebec, the Politecnico di Milano University in Milan, Italy, at The Kunstgewerbe Museum in Berlin, Germany, at The Aronoff Center in Cincinnati, OH, at Apex Gallery in New York City, at the V Salón y Coloquio Internacional de Arte Digital in Havana, Cuba, and at SIGGRAPH '03 in San Diego among other venues.

Her other most recent project, Atmospherics/Weather Works, (2003) is a collaboration with Meteorological Scientist Dr. Glenn Van Knowe of the meteorological modeling firm MESO and is a performance, installation, and software project exploring the sonification of storms and other atmospheric phenomena. This work has been presented at Engine 27 in New York as a multi-channel sonic installation, at Cybersonica at the ICA in London as a stereo sonic work for headphones, at The Center for Art and Technology at Northwestern University, at the College Art Association, and as work in progress at The Collaborative Process in Space Art Symposium sponsored by Leonardo/Olats in Boulogne Billancourt, France. Atmospherics/Weather Works was chosen as one of seven winning best artwork projects in the category of "Machine as the artist's co-author" Machinista 2003, Permian Media Art Festival Perm City, West Ural, Russia.

Polli's longest running performance project, Intuitive Ocusonics, a system for performing sound using eye movements, began in 1996 and has been shown at V2 in Rotterdam, Holland; at the N-Space Art Gallery of SIGGRAPH '01 in Los Angeles, CA; at the Subtle Technologies Conference at the University of Toronto, Canada; and at Immedia, at the University of Michigan. Other performances and presentations include: The Monaco Danses Dances Forum, Monaco; ISEA, International Symposium on Electronic Art,  Paris  France;  Invencao, Sao Paolo; and Imagina 98, Monaco.  To support this work and the production of an Audio CD, Active Vision, she was awarded a 1999 artist's residency at The iEAR Institute at Rensellaer Polytechnic, a Harvestworks Recording Production Grant in New York, an Artist's Residency at The Center for Research in the Computing Arts at The University of California at San Diego, and a residency at Franklin Furnace in New York as part of The Future of the Present.  She has also shown this work in venues throughout New York City, Chicago and the Midwest; in San Francisco, and in Finland, Iceland, Germany, Sweden, Greece, and the Phillipines.

Her performance work and research is documented in the article Active Vision in the October 1999 issue of The Leonardo Journal.  A  retrospective article about her work from 1991-1998, Virtual Space and the Construction of Memory, is published in the Spring 98 issue of The Leonardo Journal.

selected releases

on Stasisfield:
Retina Burn

other releases

Atmospherics/Weather Works, Whitney Museum's Whitney Artport May 2004

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