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Andrea Polli

The Future of the Present 2000 presents

Eye Training and Motion Tracking Sound Performance


Seeing is active. Vision itself cannot occur without finely tuned movements of the eye, taking in patterns of light and color on the retina which the mind must then translate into a coherent world.

In the Platonic version of vision, the eye emits a virtual fire. A material substance called simulacra. In Rapid Fire, the image of the eye, usually the receiver rather than the transmitter of an image, is received by a computer that takes this material information in the form of bits and bytes in real time and translates it into sound and moving image. Rapid Fire explores the relationship between spatial and aural cognition through visual data maps, auditory scenes, and the recognition of spoken language.

Rapid Fire is a sound performance to be performed live in person and via netcast. Performed by Andrea Polli and others TBA

Andrea Polli is a digital media installation and performance artist living in Chicago, Illinois. She received an MFA in Time Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is currently an Associate Professor at Columbia College Chicago. She has exhibited and lectured nationally and internationally.

Polli has presented her performance work with eye and motion tracking devices at Invencao in Sao Paolo, Creativity and Consumption at the University of Luton, UK, and Minds, and Machines, and Electronic Culture at Connecticut College. To support this work and the production of an Audio CD, Active Vision, she was awarded an artist's residency at The iEAR Institute at Rensellaer Polytechnic, at The Center for Research in the Computing Arts at The University of California at San Diego, and at Harvestworks. Her performance work is documented in the article Active Vision in the October 1999 issue of the Leonardo Journal, and a retrospective article about her work from 1991-1998, Virtual Space and the Construction of Memory, is published in the Spring 98 issue of Leonardo.

Other recent exhibitions, presentations, and performances include: the Imagina 98 Conference, The Digital Whole in Monaco, the CAiiA 98 conference, Re-FramingConsciousness, Observatoriia in Vilnius, Lithuania, and The Gun as Image at the Florida State University Fine Arts Museum. Her work has also been shown throughout the US and in France, Germany, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, and the UK.

She has produced several large scale community-based technology-oriented public art projects including Ping Chong's Undesirable Elements/Chicago (http://acweb.colum.edu/projects/undesire), sponsored by the Duncan YMCA Chernin's Center for the Arts, The Museum of Contemporary Art, and Columbia College, Live Live!, and the multimedia performance/exhibition May I Help You?

In 2000, Polli will produce pause, a large scale public art project as an Artist-in-Residence at the Chicago Cultural Center as part of the Millennium Community Arts program sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Arts Council.


Following are past works and links to more information about Andrea Polli.
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Eye Training and Tracking Imgaes 

Andrea Polli's Home Page

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