West Hall Auditorium, RPI Campus
April 23, 2008 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Image: Works by Hasnul J Saidon and Kamal Sabran in the exhibition "Takung"
organized by the Perak Arts Foundation at the National Art Gallery Malaysia
Due to visa restrictions, Hasnul Saidon will be unable to travel to the U.S. this spring and his event has been cancelled. We hope to reschedule this event for next season. We are sorry for any inconvenience that this may cause.
Hasnul Saidon, the "father" of multimedia art in southeast asia, is a Muslim Malaysian artist and the founder of several media arts programs in his native Malaysia. He is currently the Director of the Museum & Art Gallery at the Universiti Sains Malaysia, in Panang. Saidon was one of the first class of graduates in the Integrated Electronic Arts at Rensselaer, receiving an MFA in Electronic Arts Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1993.
Residencies will consist of a collaborative production with interdisciplinary electronic artists, faculty and students at the iEAR Studios. Special attention will be given to networking international artists with the local, and considering connections between local communities of Troy, NY and the local communities of the visiting artists from Iraq, Malaysia, Indonesia, and England. This series is supported in part by the New York State Council on the Arts
iEAR Presents! is a series of public performances, exhibitions, screenings and lectures. Curated by artist faculty, iEAR Presents! seeks to bring artists into a creative dialogue regarding integrated electronic arts practice and theory with a participatory community of faculty and students from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and members of the general public.
Visit www.arts.rpi.edu for more information or call (518) 276-4829.
For disability services for West Hall events, including wheelchair access, please call (518) 276-2746.