Tippecanoe Arts Federation
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
FROM: Tippecanoe Arts Federation
638 North Street
Lafayette, IN 47901

CONTACT: Tetia Lee
765.423.2787
tetial@tippecanoearts.org

DATE: January 10, 2017
GEODE INTERACTIVE SCULPTURE
Tippecanoe County Public Art Team  Announces
Performance at Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN -- A digital sculpture performance of light and sound by artists Aaron Zernack, Esteban Garcia, and Max Carlson will have its final of three scheduled Tippecanoe County presentations on Friday, January 27th at 6:00pm at the Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering on Purdue's campus (701 West Stadium Ave.
West Lafayette, IN 47907).
The Geode is a 10'x10'x10' interactive sculpture made up of several individual geometric panels that shift color and texture. The motion of the participants is captured through an infrared camera, and controls the appearance of the sculpture. The sound is generated through modular audio synthesis (CV/ Gate). The sound data affects the intensity of the experience through wireless (Bluetooth) communication. 
Members of the community are invited to attend the presentation of Geode and to meet the artists. Arts activities and events are made possible through the work of the Commissioner appointed Tippecanoe County Public Art Team.
See the Video/Audio mockup at   http://youtu.be/-IT8iMXv7ZE
About the Artists
Esteban Garcia explores computational arts as a researcher, a practitioner and as an educator. He earned his MFA in 2008, a Ph.D. in Technology in 2013, and is currently an Assistant Professor of Computer Graphics at Purdue University. Maxwell Carlson is graduated with an Associate's degree in Applied Sciences and Technology. His expertise in machine tool design and technology complement his artistic interests. Aaron Zernack is a Musician and producer using the CZERN platform for solo noise/electronic releases and experiments. Member of noise/drone band, DOBERMAN. Their work has been exhibited at international venues for media art, such as the Currents New Media Festival and ISEA in 2014, art.CHI and Digital Futures in 2015.

About the Tippecanoe Arts Federation
The Tippecanoe Arts Federation is the umbrella organization and arts council for 14 counties. TAF provides educational opportunities in the visual, performing, and literary arts, outreach programs for both underserved and at-risk youth, and funding for capital and operational expenses to fellow arts organizations region wide. Established in 1976, the Tippecanoe Arts Federation serves as a model for arts advocacy by promoting the role of the arts within our region. More information is available at  www.TippecanoeArts.org .
 
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For more information please contact Tetia Lee by calling 765.423.2787 or by emailing tetial@tippecanoearts.org.

Activities of the Tippecanoe Arts Federation are provided, in part, with support from the Indiana Arts Commission, a state agency, with funds from the Indiana General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts.
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