ATC Lecture: Ryan and Trevor Oakes, Artists, NY

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ATC Lecture: Ryan and Trevor Oakes, Artists, NY

Sutardja Dai Hall, UC Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720
September 17th, 2012 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

University of California Berkeley
Talk, Lecture, artist, Art, innovation, three-dimensional, vision, Visual Art, visual space
Admission is free and open to the public.


The shape of one's own protruding nose, and it's subtle yet constant presence in one's visual field, has a lot to do with the way visual art has "shaped up" over the centuries. The automatic cooperation of one's two eyes as they integrate their separate images inside the brain to construct an understanding of three dimensional space, can be utilized in a yet uncharted manner to produce an optically accurate "scan" of one's visual consciousness, output with a pen onto paper.

Presenting an account of how the Oakes brothers arrived a new drawing method based on the principles above, their talk will illuminate fundamental perceptual truths regarding the spherical nature of human vision, will re-examine the canon of western perspective, and will introduce the most naturalistic mode of drawing visual space to date.

Colorado-born visual artists and twin brothers Ryan and Trevor Oakes have been engaged in conversation since they were children. Their public art projects include a large-scale outdoor sculpture that debuted in Chicago's Millennium Park, drawing projects at the Palazzo Strozzi Museum in Florence Italy, the Getty Center in Los Angeles. They were most recently in residence at The Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) in Troy, New York.

Co-presented with Art Practice and the Zero1 Biennial. "New Work by Ryan and Trevor Oakes" is showing at the Worth Ryder Gallery September 12 - October 6, 2012.

The ATC series is produced by the Berkeley Center for New Media (BCNM), with support from the Office of the Vice Chancellor and Provost, and the Center for Information Technology in the Interest of Society (CITRIS).

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