Arts Society & Culture

Georgia Museum of Art to host conversation with technology-focused artist

Tristan Perich machine drawing GMOA-h
The museum will feature one of Tristan Perich's machine drawings on a 60-foot wall. The drawing will create itself over the course of six months

Athens, Ga. – The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia will host a conversation with artist Tristan Perich on Sept. 18 at 5:30 p.m.

The Q&A, via Skype, will focus on Perich’s installation at the museum, “Machine Wall Drawings,” an art installation occupying a 60-foot wall that has been creating itself over a 6-month period and wrapping up in September. Perich writes code that operates the machine, but the interaction of the digital and physical elements make the work unique, introducing randomness into a tightly controlled order.

The session will also focus on Perich’s larger body of visual art and musical compositions as well as his background in math, programming, art and music.

Athens filmmaker Russell Oliver will premiere his documentary on “Machine Wall Drawings” at the event.

“Machine Wall Drawings” is on view on the museum’s Patsy Dudley Pate Balcony through Nov. 18.

Museum Information
Partial support for the exhibition and programs at the Georgia Museum of Art is provided by the Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. GCA also receives support from its partner agency-the National Endowment for the Arts. Individuals, foundations and corporations provide additional museum support through their gifts to the University of Georgia Foundation. The Georgia Museum of Art is located in the Performing and Visual Arts Complex on the East Campus of the University of Georgia. The address is 90 Carlton St., University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602-6719. For more information, including hours, see or call 706-542-4662.