Ursula Endlicher

Ursula Endlicher turns digital code into physical form. A media artist who has worked since the mid ‘90s with the Internet, she is focusing on how digital culture imbues the material world. She has built Internet art works and performances, with real-time data and code determining their layout and choreographies. Combining her background in Fine Art, Theater Studies and Computer Art, she has transformed the hidden structures of the Inter-networked world into mixed-media installations using ceramics, video, agricultural fields and food, inviting her audience to partake in the celebration of these re-coded systems through tours and dinner events offering “edible HTML.” In her most recent installation "Input Field Form #2" she transformed the Artist Residency application form – the HTML form that gathers user information through Input Fields – into an agricultural field at ChaNorth in Upstate NY during the "Process Park" residency. Among her most well known Internet Art works is "html_butoh", a movement database for the HTML language, commissioned by one of the first leading website supporting Internet Art, Turbulence.org. Another work, "Light and Dark Networks", part of the Whitney Museum of American Art's permanent collection, populated the museum's website with different "data performances" driven by changes in New York City's weather and air quality. She has presented her work in national and international galleries and venues including Harvestworks, StreamingWorks, Air Circulation, transmediale Berlin, SIGGRAPH Asia, and ISEA, and was awarded a project residency at Eyebeam Art and Technology Center. Ursula was born and raised in Vienna, Austria, and lives in New York since 1993. 

http://www.ursenal.ne

Ursula Endlicher Input Field (Password) Plates Installation with ceramic plates, screens, electronics, video, and food; wooden table 2015 8.2 ft x 3.3 ft (Installation with Table) 17 5/8” x 5 7/8” (Plate) Air Circulation, Brooklyn, NY “Input Field (Password) Plates” translates the Gmail Sign-Up form into a dinner table set with HTML  Tags turned ceramic plates that serve finger-food and movies. Left: View onto full installation. Right: Detail of the installation, the “Email Plate”, with embedded videos and food. (The “@” symbol is represented by Roquefort cheese…)

Ursula Endlicher Input Field (Password) Plates Installation with ceramic plates, screens, electronics, video, and food; wooden table 2015 8.2 ft x 3.3 ft (Installation with Table) 17 5/8” x 5 7/8” (Plate) Air Circulation, Brooklyn, NY “Input Field (Password) Plates” translates the Gmail Sign-Up form into a dinner table set with HTML  Tags turned ceramic plates that serve finger-food and movies. Left: View onto full installation. Right: Detail of the installation, the “Email Plate”, with embedded videos and food. (The “@” symbol is represented by Roquefort cheese…)

F. Maria Velasco

Velasco is a Spanish-born artist who has been living and working in the US since 1991. Her interdisciplinary work consists of site-specific environments, urban interventions, sculptural objects, and temporary public art commissions. Her work deals with displacement, gender identity, vulnerability, and the structures of authority that govern our lives. She has shown her work nationally and internationally in university and private museums, and contemporary art venues such as The Soap Factory (Minneapolis, MN); the Contemporary Arts Forum (Santa Barbara, CA); the ARC gallery (Chicago, IL); the Spencer Museum of Art (Lawrence, KS); the Paula Cooper gallery and the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, both in New York City. Her work has been exhibited in Spain, Paraguay, Germany, Mexico, Argentina and Morocco and has been published in Art In America and Sculpture Magazine. She has conducted independent curatorial projects, discussion panels, and workshops nationally and abroad. She has received numerous awards and grants and has been a juror for the National Endowment for the Arts. Velasco received her B.F.A in Fine Arts from the Universidad Complutense of Madrid in 1989, and her M.F.A. in New Genre from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1993. She is a Professor of Visual Art at the University of Kansas and lives in Lawrence with her nine year old son, Alex, who loves to draw and make art.

https://www.mariavelascostudio.com

Velasco_Spaces of Conviviality_fabric, embroidery_2018_73 L x 26 W in/Centro Negra-AADK, Murcia, Spain. Participatory Art Project working with the community around concepts of migration, displacement, identity and integration. I created a ‘game’ which invited residents to share personal stories through conversation. These stories served to construct an “identity flag”, which was hand-embroidered by community members and unveiled as a public art event during Open Studios.

Velasco_Spaces of Conviviality_fabric, embroidery_2018_73 L x 26 W in/Centro Negra-AADK, Murcia, Spain. Participatory Art Project working with the community around concepts of migration, displacement, identity and integration. I created a ‘game’ which invited residents to share personal stories through conversation. These stories served to construct an “identity flag”, which was hand-embroidered by community members and unveiled as a public art event during Open Studios.