Kathy Bruce (Lead Artist)
James A. Cook
Alastair R. Noble
New York City, NY, USA
Digital Mallarme is an exploration of poetic text as virtual social experiment, a moving digital interpretation of Stephane Mallarme's Un Coup De Des. The garment is transformed into a power book of poetic verse and imagery.
Themes: Cyberart and Words
Unfortunately, due to logistics, Digital Mallarme will not be present at the live runway show on May 6th.
Kathy Bruce (costume design and performer) is an installation artist based in New York City. She received an M.F.A degree from Yale University School of Art and Architecture and certificate from The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.
She is currently the recipient of a 2011-2012 Fulbright Hayes Senior Scholar
Teaching and Research Grant for Puno, Peru and is also the recipient of a 2010-11 Pollock-Krasner Foundation individual artist award. A feature article on her work appeared in the 2010 May-June issue of Sculpture magazine and a forth-coming article on her sculptural installations will appear in the April 2011 edition of Bamboo Magazine. Her work explores the subject of female mythological figures.
James A. Cook (Videographer) is currently Chair of the 3-D Division in the School of Art at the University of Arizona. He received his B.F.A. degree from the University of California at Berkeley and M.F.A. degree from the California College of the Arts. His sculpture and video work have been extensively exhibited nationally and internationally, and he has participated in residencies, conferences, and symposia in the United States, Spain, India, Nepal, Japan, and Bulgaria. He has received numerous grants and fellowships, including the Fulbright Regional Research Fellowship to the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia, the Freeman Foundation Fellowship to India and Nepal, the Asian Cultural Council Fellowship (Rockefeller Foundation) to Japan, and the Arizona Commission for the Arts.
Alastair R. Noble (technical) is an environmental/installation artist and printmaker, his cross-disciplinary work engages in contemporary cultural issues. Although originally from the UK he has lived and work in New York City for over 30 years and has exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally, including Peru, Chile, Bulgaria, UK. His practice is a response to architecture and the natural environment and investigates particular sites in the context of literature, poetry or philosophical texts of authors such as; Mallarmé, Marinetti, Mayakovsky, Wittgenstein. The Library of Babel and On the Exactitude of Science by Jorge Luis Borges have been the subjects of his recent projects. The latter text he transposed into a series of environmental interventions entitled Mapping Arcadia these are investigations into alternative methods of mapping the landscape. Additionally he writes on sculpture and architecture for international sculpture magazines and journals. He has taught and lectured at numerous colleges and universities where he has organized symposia on the role of Public Sculpture.