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Digits to Digital – Trends in Merging the Handmade with Digital Technologies
Speaker(s): Birgit Rathsmann, Kristin Lucas, Regine Basha
Recorded at: Art New York 2016

Digits to Digital – Trends in Merging the Handmade with Digital Technologies

New technologies have ushered in not only a new aesthetic platform but have also invigorated ways in which analog and/or handmade material can be realized.

Talk Details

Learn about contemporary artwork that merges slow hand-making with digital technologies in the most innovative ways. Panelists include artists as well as curators and institutions that have recognized and supported this work.

Please take note that this session took place live during the 1AN Symposium at Art New York.


Speaker Details

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Birgit Rathsmann

Birgit Rathsmann’s long-term investment in collaborative art practice includes group shows at Helper Projects and at Gasser/Grunert Gallery (NYC). She perceives time in frames per second, and prefers for those frames to make an unexpected and funny assumption about the world. She organized presentations at the East River Band Shell, 163 Eldridge and Alterna Y Corriente (Mexico City). She has shown at the Palais de Tokyo (Paris), Haus der Kulturen (Berlin), Smack Mellon, Pierogi (Leipzig). She has received grants from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (Swing Space), New York State Council on the Arts, MacDowell Colony, and the Skowhegan School for Painting and Sculpture. Her MFA in Fine Arts was granted by Hunter College.

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Kristin Lucas

Kristin Lucas is an interdisciplinary artist who creates embodied experiences in digital environments. Her video work explores themes such as the impact of technology on humanity, the blurring boundary between the body and technology, and the effects of fast-forward society on the environment. She has presented her work nationally and internationally and has been the recipient of numerous awards and residencies. Her videos are distributed by Electronic Arts Intermix and her expanded body of work is represented by Postmasters Gallery in New York.

Regine Basha

Regine Basha, a graduate of the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, has been, for nearly 20 years, curating innovative exhibitions and special projects for public spaces, institutions, and private galleries both nationally and internationally. They have received critical press in The New York Times, Artforum, Modern Painters, Art Papers, Wire, and Bidoun, and on NPR Radio. More information on her curatorial history and writing may be found on

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