Parsons Paris Presents Forays/Optimism by FIELD

Exhibition Features Two New Works by London-based art and design studio FIELD


Forays I-IV by FIELD
A still from Forays I-IV by FIELD, 2013

Forays/Optimism by FIELD
On view November 28, 2013 – January 31, 2014
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 28, 7-9pm
Parsons Paris
45 rue Saint-Roch, 75001 Paris
www.newschool.edu/parsonsparis

PARIS, November 19, 2013—Parsons Paris presents Forays/Optimism, an exhibition of two new works by FIELD, a London-based studio working at the intersection of art, design and technology, led by co-founders Marcus Wendt and Vera-Maria Glahn.

The exhibition is curated by Benjamin Gaulon, director of the Art, Media and Technology program at Parsons Paris.

Forays I-IV is a series of computer-generated, speculative, and sensual visions of landscapes, architecture and objects of the future; anticipating a huge change in the perception of reality for future generations. Welcome 2 Optimism is a generative portrait and an intense audio-visual experience: A jet fighter pilot on the edge between past and future struggles for control in a sensual frenzy of color, brightness, nostalgia, fear and hope.

“At Parsons Paris, we are dedicated to educating emerging artists and designers about technology and the opportunities for expanding the dialogue on theory and practice. FIELD provides our students with an understanding of the future of these disciplines.“ said Susan Taylor-Leduc, Dean of Parsons Paris.

About FIELD
FIELD is a London based studio working at the intersection of art, design, and technology, led by co-founders Marcus Wendt and Vera-Maria Glahn. Creating expressive and dynamic digital artworks, immersive audio-visual installations and non-linear narrative experiences. The studio collaborates with cultural institutions and global brands on commissioned artworks and generative design solutions, including Nike, Deutsche Bank, HP, Nokia, GE, and Aol. Their work has been exhibited at galleries in Europe, the US and Asia, including La Gaîté Lyrique in Paris, the China Museum for Digital Art in Beijing, and the British Library, and included in festival programs like Ars Electronica and onedotzero.

About Parsons Paris
Parsons Paris is the European academic center for Parsons The New School for Design and its university, The New School. In 1921, Parsons became the first American art and design school to establish a campus in Paris. Among its achievements, Parsons Paris was the birthplace of the Parsons table, an icon of Modern design, in a studio led by the designer Jean-Michel Frank in the 1930s. The Parsons Paris campus is situated in an intimate, atelier-like setting near many of the city’s important cultural destinations including the Louvre, l’Opéra, and Musée des Arts Décoratifs. The school offers programs that reflect the areas of study at Parsons in New York, while contextualized to take full advantage of the city’s cultural resources.  Parsons Paris represents the first step in a new global initiative at The New School, which recognizes that the growing interaction among cultures, markets, and regions of the world has revolutionized the practice of art and design.

For more information, visit http://www.newschool.edu/parsonsparis.

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