Jane Marsching
Since 2001
Works in United States of America

Jane D. Marsching is a mixed media artist, utilizing photography, digital imaging, kinetics, and new media to explore the relationships between science, culture, and representation in the last 150 years. She has had one person exhibitions in Boston, New York, Pittsburgh, and North Carolina, and had participated in numerous group exhibitions nationally in the last ten years. In 1999 she received a Massachusetts Cultural Council fellowship in Photography and in 2000 she received an Onandaga Cultural Council grant. She has taught in the Department of Art Media Studies at Syracuse University, Massachusetts College of Art, and University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Her reviews and criticism have been published in Art Papers, artsMedia, and Art New England. She recently curated an exhibition for the Photographic Resource Center in Boston, MA, Particle Accelerators, on the intersections of science, technology, and photography at the end of the millennium.
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Panel discussion in Boston--Narrative in New Media Art

Narrative in New Media Art

Sawad Brooks
Mary Ellen Strom
Martin Wattenberg

Jane D. Marsching

Thursday August 26, 6:00-8:30

The Art Institute of Boston
700 Beacon Street
Room 215
Boston, MA 02215

Internationally renowned new genres artists Mary Ellen Strom, Sawad Brooks,
and Martin Wattenberg will discuss the role of narrativity in their recent
work. Narrativity is in the midst of a Renaissance as a result of the
advent of new media at the turn of the twenty-first century. How can, has,
and is this new mass medium that is changing the world before our eyes
reform our understanding of and construction of narrative?

Sawad Brooks is an artist and award winning designer working with
public and information spaces. With Beth Stryker, he founded Utensil
in 1997, an interactivity and art research studio. They received
numerous commissions and awards, including an ID Magazine Silver
Interactive Design Award for their hybrid space "DissemiNET." Sawad's
work has been exhibited internationally, including shows at the
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Walker Art Center,
Minneapolis; the Johannesburg Biennale and the Museum Boijmans Van
Beuningen, Rotterdam. His ongoing project with fellow artist Warren
Sack is titled "hELLO7734 : Translation Map." It is a new network
protocol which supports a collaborative, geo-politically critical
approach to translation. With a generous grant from Creative Capital
Foundation, he is also developing a parasitic, animated architecture
project. He has taught at Yale University; Merz Akademie, Stuttgart;
Parsons School of Design, New York; and has been a Visiting Assistant
Professor at Brown University's Department of Modern Culture and
Media. He is a member of bbc art + architecture, a finalist in the
World Trade Center Memorial Design Competition. He recently founded,
OPENWORK, a firm specializing in the design of interactive
architectural spaces and products. OPENWORK has recently completed a
permanent, interactive video installation for a new Thai restaurant
located in New York City's "meat packing district."

Mary Ellen Strom


Call for submissions for exhibition of technology and the paranormal

Accepting submissions of contemporary artwork involving technology in any
manifestation exploring issues of the paranormal or occult.

Haunted Media: Contemporary Art, Technology and the Paranormal (working
Curators: Mark Alice Durant and Jane D. Marsching
The Center for Art and Visual Culture, University of Maryland Baltimore
Fall 2005

Haunted Media will present contemporary artists whose work employs modern
communication technologies (photography, film, video, radio, internet,
computers) to explore culturally inbred questions/superstitions concerning
parallel worlds to our own. Since the invention of the first communication
technologies in the late nineteenth century, we have always suspected or
been afraid that there is something lurking within the electronic devices
that surround us. Whether it is conspiracy theories of alien invasion or
age-old tales of haunted houses, believers and skeptics alike have employed
technology to prove or debunk stories of these visitations.

Haunted Media is a project that includes an exhibition, a publication and
public programming organized by Mark Alice Durant, Associate Professor in
the Department of Visual Arts (UMBC), the Center for Art and Visual Culture
(UMBC), and Jane D. Marsching, faculty of the Art Institute of Boston. The
exhibition and programming will be presented at the Center for Art and
Visual Culture from September to December 2005 and will then travel to other
venues. The exhibition catalog will feature essays by Durant, Marsching,
and others.

The idea for Haunted Media germinated with the panel "The Truth is Out
There: Photography and the Paranormal" that Mark Alice Durant and Jane
Marsching co-moderated at the 2001 College Art Association conference. This
panel explored historical and contemporary uses of photographic technologies
to prove the existence of hidden and/or parallel worlds. This panel was so
well received that Durant and Marsching were commissioned to guest edit the
Fall 2003 issue of the College Art Association's Art Journal on the topic.

This Call For Participation is issued to all who currently work in any field
of technology based art, including 2D, 3D, interactive
techniques, installations, virtual reality, multimedia,
telecommunications, web art, and animation.

We will consider proposals for new works, works in progress and completed

Submissions should include:
- resume
- brief project description
- documentation (slides, dvd, vhs, website)
- contact information

Please contact Jane D. Marsching and Mark Alice Durant at
studiojane@thesweepers.com to submit a proposal. There is no deadline for
submissions at this time.