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Visiting Artist Michael Bell-Smith Speaks Oct. 21

Lecture takes place at noon in Falvey Hall of Brown Center

Posted 10.06.09

Michael Bell-Smith will discuss his work on the moving image and its relation to the Internet, contemporary media and art. His minimal computer animations present abstracted forms, celestial bodies and vast endless cityscapes that flow across the screen like the backdrops of early arcade games. With a nod toward art-historical developments in painting (perspectival systems) and cinema (the tracking shot and motion control systems), Bell-Smith applies the austere logic of digital media to landscape representation to create an image of a world where the familiar becomes alien.

For more information on Bell-Smith, a brief biography is available on Electronic Arts Intermix, along with description of his work: http://www.eai.org/eai/artistBio.htm?id=12821

Founded in 1826, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) is the oldest continuously degree-granting college of art and design in the nation. The College enrolls nearly 3,500 undergraduate, graduate and continuing studies students from 49 states and 52 countries in fine arts, design, electronic media, art education, liberal arts, and professional studies degree and non-credit programs. With art and design programs ranked in the top ten by U.S. News and World Report, MICA is pioneering interdisciplinary approaches to innovation, research, and community and social engagement. Alumni and programming reach around the globe, even as MICA remains a cultural cornerstone in the Baltimore/Washington region, hosting hundreds of exhibitions and events annually by students, faculty and other established artists.