Art and Conversation: Projection Art with Mobile Projection Unit
This month we have the pleasure of welcoming the members of Mobile Projection Unit (MPU), artists Fernanda D’Agostino and Sarah Turner, to talk about their work in new media and projection installation. Spanning from personal artistic practices, to their collaborative work as MPU and their curatorial partnership in Epic Ephemera, this expansive discussion unearths some of the exciting potentials and challenges of video projection installation.
Mobile Projection Unit (MPU) is a roving studio that presents new, experimental, site specific outdoor video projections throughout Portland, Oregon. Their work as an artist team focuses on spatializing video through projection mapping, and live interactive video performance through creative coding. Founded and directed by Fernanda D’Agostino and Sarah Turner in 2018, MPU is a curatorial project and artistic vehicle. Part of MPU’s curatorial ethos is to put the tools of production into the hands of artists. MPU has shown work at guerilla sites around the Portland region, Portland International Film Festival, Portland Art Museum, Northwest Film Center, Venice VR Expanded, PICA’s Time Based Art Festival, Astoria Visual Arts, and more. MPU is funded in part by the Precipice Fund, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The Calligram Foundation, and the Regional Arts and Culture Council, Northwest Film Center, and Portland Art Museum.
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