Digital Arts Salon: Sophie Kahn (June 14)

sophie kahnPlease join us for the next Digital Salon on Saturday, June 14 as we invite Sophie Kahn to the Digital Cube. The Salon is FREE and begins at 1pm.

Sophie’s work owes its fragmented aesthetic to the interaction of new and old media, or the digital and the analog. She combines cutting-edge technology, like 3D laser scanning and 3D printing, with ancient bronze casting techniques. She creates sculptures and videos that resemble de-constructed monuments or memorials. They engage questions of time, history, vision, identity and the body. The precise 3D scanning technology she uses was never designed to capture the body, which is always in motion. When confronted with a moving body, it receives conflicting spatial coordinates, generating fragmented results: a 3D “motion blur.” From these scans, she creates videos or 3D printed molds for metal or clay sculptures. The resulting objects bear the artifacts of all the digital processes they have been though. They also speak to the impossibility of ever capturing more than a trace of the past, or of a living, breathing body, despite our grandest efforts to fix it in place. This concern with the instability of memory and representation is the common thread that weaves together the ancient and futuristic aspects of my work.

Digital Arts Salons are made possible, in part, through the support of a FAB! Knight New Work Award supported by Funding Arts Broward and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation! Funding for the Coral Springs Museum of Art is provided, in part, by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council. The Museum is also sponsored, in part, by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

Digital Art Salons will be held at the Coral Springs Museum of Art at 1pm (unless otherwise noted). RSVP to attend a Digital Art Salon by calling (954) 340-5000 or email (space is limited).

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