On March 12, 2012, digital and video artist using game dynamics, and graduating DANMite Natalie McKeever came onto Gamers on Game to talk about her work and current projects, Internal Worlds that will be shown at the DANM MFA Graduating Exhibition, I’ve Got Something On Your Mind.
Internal Worlds. is a two-part installation using abstract video projection and interactive components to explore how our sensing bodies shape our perception, and our selves. The pulse of the participant is detected through a biosensor helmet and externalized as lights pulsing in time with their internal rhythm. The sound of their heartbeat is played back at the cadence of different species, as additional lights synchronize to this new, unfamiliar tempo. These competing pulses affect the participant’s state of mind and bring a hyperawareness to their body, as they viscerally experience the biorhythm of another species
If you missed any part of our Gamers on Game broadcast, please click the gray ‘play’ button below: [haiku url=”http://miljkovic.org/old_public_html/nada/gog31212.mp3″ title=”Natalie McKeever” graphical=”true”]
Here’s a video of our interview. The sound is a little funky at first but it get better.
Natalie McKeever received her BFA from Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts, in New Jersey, with a major in Visual Arts (Video) and a minor in Art History. In her time between undergrad and DANM she worked as an art department production assistant for Film and Television in New York.
Production credits included City Island, Lymelife, and the TV series Damages. Natalie’s work has been exhibited internationally, including Media 1×1 at the Jersey City Museum, Women in Magmart, and the Athens Video Art Festival. As a member of the Performative Technologies Project Group at DANM, Natalie collaborated with fellow DANMite Helen Park on the public art event “Architectures of Memory”, a site-specific video installation at Mitchell’s Cove exploring the poetics, construction and erosion of human memory. Natalie uses video and installation to explore the imagery of introspection, the alluring hypnosis of the road, and the development of self through processes of perception.
This year’s UCSC DANM MFA Exhibition, I’ve Got Something On Your Mind happening April 28-29 and May 3-6 with the reception, Friday, May 4, 5:30 – 8:30PM. The Gallery is open from 10AM – 4PM and located at The Digital Arts Research Center (DARC), off Meyer Drive near the Music Recital Hall and Theater Arts on West Campus.