Randall Packer, Visiting Artist Lecture
Randall Packer is an multimedia artist, composer and author ofMulti-Media: From Wagner to Virtual Reality edited with colleague Jordan Crandall. In this lecture, Packer will discuss his achievements as an artist and scholar as well as speak about Multi-Media and other art-related projects.
Since the 1980s, Packer has worked at the intersection of interactive media and live performance. He has received international praise for his socially and politically fueled works, and has performed and exhibited at museums, theaters and festivals worldwide. Some of his pieces include a post-9/11 project in which he invented a faux government agency, The U.S. Department of Art and Technology, a more recent work “A Season in Hell” for ZERO1/San Jose Biennial and “The Post Reality Show: Talk Media!” as part of the Capital Fringe Festival in Washington D.C. He is currently an artist-in-residence at the California Institue of Arts, where he is developing “The Open Source Studio.”