Channeling Medusa: Innovative 3D Animation and Virtual Realities in Artistic Practice – A Talk and Workshop with Claudia Hart

Join us for an engaging talk and workshop led by Claudia Hart, an acclaimed artist and educator, as she unveils the mesmerizing world of 3D animation in VR and AR, drawing upon her extensive experience since 2007. This event promises to be a unique exploration of innovative technology, specifically tailored for artists seeking to expand their creative horizons in the digital realm.

Claudia Hart's journey with 3D animation began with her fascination for the Canova Medusa at The Art Institute of Chicago. This inspiration has fueled her artistic evolution from 2007 to 2023, leading to her current exploration of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) as artistic mediums.

During the talk, Claudia will delve into the concept of "liminality" in VR - a state of transition and ambiguity, perfectly embodying the blend of reality and virtuality in her works. She will discuss how VR's unique spatial characteristics make it an ideal platform for creating trance-inducing, hypnotic experiences, echoing her intent to craft media that transports viewers to an almost meditative state.

Claudia will also touch upon the significance of VR's roots in scientific contexts, like medical illustration and flight simulation, and how these origins have shaped her approach to creating art. She'll explore Freud's concept of the "Uncanny" and its relevance to VR, describing it as a parallel universe that mirrors reality yet remains distinctively otherworldly.

The workshop segment will showcase a practical demonstration using Claudia's own software and tools. Participants will get a behind-the-scenes look at her creative process, from the original 2010 Medusa model to its evolution into various digital forms, including NFTs.

Claudia plans to demonstrate the evolution of her works through various platforms and pieces, including "The Seasons," "Dream," "Digital Death," "Recumulations," and more, providing links to her works for participants to explore in-depth.

The session will also cover the technical aspects of 3D animation in VR and AR, with Claudia walking participants through her software, such as Maya and HOVERLAY, demonstrating the creation and adaptation of her art pieces.

Finally, the workshop will delve into the world of NFTs and digital art markets, discussing the challenges and opportunities within this evolving landscape. Claudia will share her experiences with platforms like Seek Art and Expanded Art, offering insights into the intersection of art, technology, and commerce.

Who Should Attend:

This event is ideal for artists, animators, digital creators, and anyone interested in the intersection of art and cutting-edge technology. Whether you're a seasoned professional or an enthusiastic beginner, Claudia's workshop will offer valuable insights and practical skills in the ever-evolving world of 3D animation and virtual realities.







26 November 2023, 05:00 PM

05:00 PM - 08:00 PM

About The Speakers

Claudia C Hart

Claudia C Hart

Claudia Hart

Moderators

Carlita Cash

Carlita Cash

Founder, Afri+Tech

Carlita Cash is a digital entrepreneur in network marketing and digital-currency.


Kelly McCray

Kelly McCray

Art Consultant, Art Barrage

MFA, York University


Vandana Taxali

Vandana Taxali

Founder, Artcryption

Stickerbeat

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Canada Council for the Arts

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts

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Artcryption

Artcryption helps creative monetize and safeguard their assets while protecting their IP.

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Cultural Policy Hub, OCADU

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Fineline

Fineline is an artist collective, marketplace and more.

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Art Identification Standard

Art Identification Standard is a non-profit developing a universal standard or unique identifier for artworks leveraging blockchain technology.

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