April 18-23, 2017
University of Houston Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts

Steve Rowell

Uncanny Sensing (Texas Prototype)

An immersive new visual and acoustic installation, Uncanny Sensing (Texas Prototype) contains data and media collected from tapped sound recorders, cameras, and sensors used for air, water, and soil monitoring in the Houston area. During a residency in Houston from January-April 2014, Rowell interpreted, edited, and curated this media which responds directly to the ebbs […]

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About The Project

An immersive new visual and acoustic installation, Uncanny Sensing (Texas Prototype) contains data and media collected from tapped sound recorders, cameras, and sensors used for air, water, and soil monitoring in the Houston area. During a residency in Houston from January-April 2014, Rowell interpreted, edited, and curated this media which responds directly to the ebbs and flows of the city’s natural and unnatural systems. Uncanny Sensing (Texas Prototype) is the second in a series of regional investigations, exhibitions, and events in connection with Rowell’s multi-year, transnational Uncanny Sensing, Remote Valleys project.

Artista: Steve Rowell
Título: Uncanny Sensing (Una Sensación Extraña) (Texas Prototype [Prototipo de Texas])
Fecha: Recepción de apertura el martes 8 de abril desde las 6:00 p.m. hasta las 8:00 p.m.
Se puede ver desde el miércoles 9 hasta el domingo 13 de abril
Hora: desde las 11:00 a.m. hasta las 6:00 p.m.
Ubicación: CounterCurrent Headquarters, Bermac Arts Building, 4101 San Jacinto Street

Una nueva instalación visual y acústica inmersiva , Uncanny Sensing (Una Sensación Extraña) (Texas Prototype [Prototipo de Texas]) contiene datos y medios de comunicación recolectados de grabadores de voz intervenidos, cámaras y sensores usados para la supervisión del aire, el agua y el suelo en el área de Houston. Durante una residencia en Houston desde enero hasta abril de 2014, Rowell interpretó, editó y comisarió este medio que responde directamente al flujo y reflujo de los sistemas naturales y antinaturales de la ciudad. Uncanny Sensing (Texas Prototype) es la segunda de una serie de investigaciones, exhibiciones y eventos regionales conectados con el proyecto por varios años transnacional de Rowell, denominado Uncanny Sensing, Remote Valleys.

La comisión de CounterCurrent, con el patrocinio de la asociación Buffalo Bayou.

Un proyecto de Creative Capital.

About The Artist

Steve Rowell (born 1969, Houston) is an artist, curator, and researcher currently based in Chicago. His transdisciplinary practice focuses on overlapping aspects of technology, perception, and culture as related to the landscape. Rowell contextualizes natural, postnatural, and built environments, appropriating the methods and tools of the geographer.

In addition to being Program Manager at The Center for Land Use Interpretation (Los Angeles) since 2001, he has collaborated with SIMPARCH(Chicago) and The Office of Experiments (London).

Steve’s work (collaborative and solo) has been exhibited internationally at a range of galleries and museums, including: The 2006 Whitney Biennial and PS1, New York; Yerba Buena Center for The Arts, San Francisco; The Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC; Temporäre Kunsthalle and NGBK, Berlin; The Barbican Art Centre and the Frieze Art Fair, London; The John Hansard Gallery, Southampton; Ballroom Marfa; The Center for PostNatural History, Pittsburgh; The Institute for Visual Art, Milwaukee; and The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. In 2013 he received awards from Creative Capital and the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts.