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museum exhibition

Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
Jennifer Steinkamp: Madame Curie

October 28 – December 1, 2013

museum exhibition

Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
Jennifer Steinkamp: Madame Curie

October 28 – December 1, 2013

A pioneer and one of the most accomplished artists working in digital media today, Jennifer Steinkamp is internationally recognized for her breathtaking installations of computer-generated, projected imagery. Madame Curie, 2011, a multi-channel, synchronized projection, is presented here as a 55-foot wide, floor-to-ceiling projection of swirling flowers that sweep across the gallery wall in a continuous cycle of dynamic movement. Referencing the famed scientist Marie Curie (1867–1934), who was also an avid gardener, the blossoms in this piece are drawn from a list of flowering plants in her garden. Steinkamp recreates them, however, on the computer, entirely out of code. In this gorgeous, hyper-real representation of nature, Steinkamp juxtaposes the organic and inorganic, and the real and unreal, in a magnificent but uncanny experience that reflects upon the increasing synthesis of our real and virtual worlds.

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