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10-25-2016

Clarkson University Prof's 3-D Animation to Be Exhibited at BronxArtSpace

Clarkson University Assistant Professor of Digital Arts & Sciences Alex Lee's 3-D animation will be featured in an exhibition next month in Bronx, N.Y.

Soliloquy for SaganThe exhibition, "the real-fake.org.2.0," opens Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Bronx Art Space -- with an opening reception from 4 to 7 p.m. -- and closes Saturday, Dec. 17.

The exhibition will present works by 51 post-digital media artists who use 3-D software to create work ranging from the still image to animation and interactive installation.

Lee's 3-D animation, "Soliloquy for Sagan," is a single-channel 3-D animation evoking concepts and representations found in astrophysics. The animation suggests DNA, the atoms that comprise liquid water, light waves, Messier deep sky objects, and the range of objects that encompass the current range of understanding of our reality.

Dialogue for "Soliloquy for Sagan" is taken from The Varieties of Scientific Experience by Carl Sagan. Selected passages focus on the most poetic and noblest aspects of his writing. Selected sound effects are from recordings of space taken by Voyager I and Voyager II space missions -- a program heralded by Sagan.

"Soliloquy for Sagan" is conceived as an homage to Sagan and the message he gave about humanity’s place within the cosmos. Lee worked on the piece during his residency at the Institute for Electronic Arts at Alfred University in 2015.

For more information on the exhibit, visit http://real-fake.org .

Clarkson University educates the leaders of the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as an owner, CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. With its main campus located in Potsdam, N.Y., and additional graduate program and research facilities in the Capital Region and Beacon, New York, Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university with signature areas of academic excellence and research directed toward the world's pressing issues. Through more than 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, education, sciences and the health professions, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and innovation with enterprise.

Photo caption: A still image from Clarkson University Assistant Professor of Digital Arts & Sciences Alex Lee's 3-D animation "Soliloquy for Sagan," which will be displayed at the real-fake.org.2.0 exhibition at the BronxArtSpace in November.

[Photograph for media use is available at http://www.clarkson.edu/news/photos/soliloguy-for-sagan.jpg ]

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Annie Harrison, Director of Media Relations, at 315-268-6764 or aharrison@clarkson.edu.]

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