Marlena Novak

I am interested in the social and philosophical implications that exist when one realizes that ‘seeing is not believing', since it is within the limits of our perceptual framework that we interpret and act within the world. My work focuses on the construction of realities through our perceptual faculties, with the conceptual basis of the work determining the method and material used in its expression. This has included the use of interactive digital electronics as well as low-tech means in exploring themes as varied as abstract narrative, boundaries relating to physical and intangible properties, issues of trespass, and the mating behavior of hermaphroditic flatworms. I am a member of the faculty at Northwestern University where I teach new-media art theory and practice courses and co-founded The Animate Arts Program of which I am the Associate Director. I have a home in Amsterdam and Chicago.

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