Vedaaranya Heritage Arts and Healing Festival 2016

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Keith Brown


Prof. Keith Brown graduated from The Royal College of Art, London, (1972-75) where he received his MA in Sculpture. In 1980 he became a senior lecturer in sculpture at the Manchester Metropolitan University. In 1993 he became one of MMU's principal lecturers in fine art and was appointed Head of the School of Sculpture, Time-based & Digital Media in the Department of Fine Arts. He is currently Director of Art & Computing Technologies for the Manchester Institute for Research and Innovation in Art & Design. In 2007 he was awarded a personal chair as Professor of Sculpture and Digital Technologies. Recently exhibiting in China, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Turkey, USA, Senegal, France, Czech Republic, Poland, Germany, Austria and the UK, he has gained international acclaim as a pioneer and leader in his field. For the past three decades he has directed his research and practice from within the digital domain.

Artist Statement:

The focus of my digital sculpture lies mainly with the discovery and realization of new three-dimensional forms and deals with the ap¬propriateness of medium in relation to form and process, and the way in which dynamic internal components determine the extremities of the work producing harmonious self-ordering compositions. The use of computing technolo¬gies is an essential aspect of my creative practice and is indis¬pensable to the conception, content, and quality of the artwork. My main concern is with Real Virtuality or Cyberealism rather than Virtual Reality, thus reversing the usual order between the cyber and the real. It is not my intention to emulate reality but instead to explore the possibilities made available through computing technologies and to bring these to a form of manifest actuality, resulting in the production of a new order of object, presenting us with new forms, realities, experiences, and meanings in what can be seen as a paradigm shift within the discipline of sculpture.