Society & Culture

Interdisciplinary artist Zachary Lieberman to visit UGA

Interdisciplinary artist Zachary Lieberman to visit UGA

Athens, Ga. – Ideas for Creative Exploration, an interdisciplinary initiative for advanced research in the arts at the University of Georgia, will host Zachary Lieberman during an exhibition and week-long residency on the university campus. The exhibit and residency are supported by the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts.

Zachary Lieberman’s work uses technology in a playful and enigmatic way to explore the nature of communication and the delicate boundary between the visible and the invisible. He creates performances, installations, and on-line works that investigate gestural input, augmentation of the body, and kinetic response.

Working with collaborator Golan Levin, he created “Messa Di Voce,” a concert performance in which the speech, shouts and songs of two abstract vocalists were radically augmented in real-time by interactive visualization software. The collaborators have toured and exhibited their works widely, much to the delight of their audiences.

Lieberman’s installation-performance “Drawn,” in which live painted forms appear to come to life, rising off the page and reacting to the world around them, recently won awards in the Ars Electronica and CYNET art competitions. Most recently, he presented “Opensourcery,” a collaboration with Spanish magician Mago Julian, in which open source software is combined with traditional close-magic to create a completely new realm of tricks.

Lieberman has held artist residencies at Ars Electronica Futurelab, Eyebeam, Dance Theater Workshop and at the Hangar Center for the Arts, Barcelona. He is currently developing a suite of software for disabled students that transforms their movement into an audio-visual response as a means for performance and self-expression. For more information about Zachary Lieberman, see

Zachary Lieberman residency schedule for March 16-20, 2009

Public Lecture: Making the Invisible Visible
Tuesday, March 17, 5:30 p.m., Lamar Dodd School of Art, room S151

Dance Department Lecture
Thursday, March 19, 11:00 a.m., Dance Building, Media Center and Classroom

Theatre and Film Studies Colloquium
Friday, March 20, 12:20 p.m., Fine Arts Building, room 53

Exhibition Opening: Point A to Point B
Friday, March 20, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Lamar Dodd School of Art, Gallery 101