Holland Hopson: Data as Medium

April 11, 2023 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Free and Open to the Public

In this talk, interdisciplinary artist Holland Hopson will discuss his work across media, including sound, performance, and installation as well as his recent collaboration with students from the School of Information at UT Austin.

Holland Hopson is a sound and media artist, composer, and improviser. A multi-instrumentalist, he usually performs on clawhammer banjo and electronics. Holland often augments his instruments with custom-designed sensor interfaces and performs with his own highly responsive, interactive computer programs. Holland has performed in Australia, Europe and North America. Recent exhibitions include: the Automated exhibit in the Fringe Arts Festival, Bath, England (2020); the Southern Sonic sound art festival at the Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans (2017); amongst others. Holland has held residencies at the Hambidge Center (2020), Atlantic Center for the Arts (2011), Harvestworks Digital Media Arts (2003), amongst others. Holland is Assistant Professor of Arts Entrepreneurship in New College at the University of Alabama and a Fellow of the Collaborative Arts Research Initiative (CARI).

This program is a collaboration between the Visual Arts Center and the School of Information, UT Austin.

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