On Tuesday December 6th IMRC Researcher in Residence Laura Splan will present her work as a part of Tuesdays at the IMRC, the Intermedia MFA visiting artist series.
Laura has been in residence for the academic fall semester and in addition to conducting a 4-week seminar on intersections of art and biology, she has also learned how to use the IMRC’s prototyping laboratories. Working with the CNC Machine, Laser Cutters and 3D Printers Laura has been exploring the conceptual and formal possibilities of these digital fabrication tools. Her recent work uses biosensors to generate data-driven forms and patterns for digitally fabricated tapestries and sculptures. While at the IMRC, Splan has begun a new series of laser-etched works on paper using biofeedback driven imagery.
“Manifest (Smile)”, 2015, laser-sintered polyamide nylon
Laura Splan is a Brooklyn, NY based artist and lecturer whose work explores the intersections of art, science, technology and craft. Her conceptually based projects examine the material manifestations of our cultural ambivalence towards the human body with a range of traditional and new media techniques. She often uses found objects and appropriated sources to explore socially constructed perceptions of order and disorder, normal and aberrant. Much of her work is inspired by experimentation with materials and processes (blood, electromyography, cosmetic facial peel), which she mines for their narrative implications and untapped potentials.