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Eyecode: Works by Golan Levin at the UC Irvine Beall Center for Art & Technology

10/05/2011 – 01/22/2012


UC Irvine Beall Center for Art & Technology


Golan Levin is an artist, researcher and educator who develops artifacts and events which explore supple new modes of reactive expression. His work focuses on the design of systems for the creation, manipulation and performance of simultaneous image and sound, as part of a more general inquiry into the formal language of interactivity, and of nonverbal communications protocols in cybernetic systems. Through performances, digital artifacts, and virtual environments, often created with a variety of collaborators, Levin applies creative twists to digital technologies that highlight our relationship with machines, make visible our ways of interacting with each other, and explore the intersection of abstract communication and interactivity.


Levin has spent more than 20 years as an artist embedded within high-technology research environments, including the MIT Media Laboratory, Ars Electronica Futurelab, Interval Research Corporation, and the Eyebeam Center for Art and Technology. His work has appeared in the Whitney Biennial, and has been recognized with grants from Creative Capital, the Rockefeller MAP Fund, Arts Council England, and others. Levin exhibits and lectures widely in Europe, the Americas and Asia.


This exhibit and its related events are supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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