Pulse Art & Technology Festival Starts January 29


A multisensory mix of installations, performances and workshops, the PULSE Art & Technology Festival presents pioneering, future-looking art expression at the Jepson Center for the Arts. Running from Jan. 29 through February 2, the free, five-day celebration invites the public to participate in amazing interactive art experiences and hands-on workshops.

There will be continuous activity throughout the festival. Visitors can come at any time and experience the creative use of technology and innovative ideas in the realm of electronic arts.

Additionally, avant-garde visual artists from around the country and here in Savannah will present electrifying performances and give lectures that teach and illustrate new art forms. Exciting video art will be projected onto the Jepson Center windows each night to delight festival-goers and passersby.

“The future of art may well be on display at the PULSE festival,” said Harry DeLorme, senior curator of education. “The festival will bring audiences—thousands of people— into contact with new artistic practices made possible by emerging technologies and creative manipulation of existing technologies. And thanks to funding from the City of Savannah, all of PULSE is free of charge.”

PULSE transforms the Jepson Center into a circuit board of electrifying activities. Items on view include amazing interactive video sculptures by noted artists Cuppetelli & Mendoza and Gabe Barcia-Colombo, a large video cube in the Jepson Center Atrium by the Medeology Collective, multiplayer game art, and an exhibition by internationally noted web artist Rafaël Rozendaal. The festival also presents exciting performances by psychedelic alternative rock band Chalaxy; award-winning beatboxer and visual artist Adam Matta, who performed to standing room only crowds at PULSE 2011; and a Saturday night extravaganza featuring a new interactive performance by Savannah’s own KidSyc with the Nekstup Team. February 1 offers Bring Your Own Beamer, at which 10 artists and local students light up the Jepson Center with video and projection art. In addition to ongoing activities available throughout the festival, youth are invited to participate in hands-on workshops in video art, 3-D printing, and musical sculpture, as well as a Family Day with performances and art making.

For more information, visit www.telfair.org/ PULSE.

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