This evening’s presentations by the seven 2017 graduates of the UC Santa Cruz Digital Arts and New Media (DANM) MFA Program take place in the MAH Atrium. The seven artists are creating and iterating within realms not easily decipherable and detected in the conventional art world. Each artist has worked in the critical spaces of game design, musical soundscapes, performative sculpture, or interactive media to resist and expand long-established, canonical meanings of art.
The following week, the artists will be showing their work in the exhibition, ultraSHIFT, to be held from April 27-April 30 in the DARC building on campus. The reception for the exhibition will be Saturday, April 29 from 5-9pm. The DANM MFA Program serves as a center for the development and study of digital media and the cultures that they have helped create. Faculty and students are drawn from a variety of backgrounds, such computer engineering, humanities, the sciences, and social sciences, to pursue interdisciplinary artistic and scholarly research and production in the context of a broad examination of digital arts and cultures.