IEA Artist in Residence: Tammy McGovern

The IEA welcomes Tammy McGovern of Buffalo, NY, as our artist in residence over the week of June 26th. Tammy, who holds a BA in media study from SUNY Buffalo, has shown her film, video, installation, and interactive works in venues at Hallwalls, Visual Studies Workshop, and the Malaysian Institute of Art, among others. Her interactive works are viewer driven experiences that combine aspects of static collage and cinematic stimulation. Pulling from sources varying from poetic texts to manipulated samples from game shows, Tammy’s work becomes an interactive experiment exploring the grey areas among a viewer’s desires, creations, and readings.

Throughout her time at the IEA, Tammy plans to pursue experiments with collage and language, reconfigured by the viewer through keyboard, mouse, or webcam interaction. Tammy also intends to investigate working with other technologies to expand her options for presentation, distribution, and interfaces, such as Arduino interfaces to extend her work into real space and object based interfaces. This all centers around the question of how does a cinematic experience change when the viewer connects the multimedia experience directly with their body.

The Institute for Electronic Art’s Visiting Artist Program is sponsored in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.