Ruth Schnell
Past Artist In Residence
2004

In Ruth Schnell’s video installations, she unfolds the possibilities, (which lie in the screen and in video projection) to develop new forms of information distribution in our world that is so readily changed and influenced by media. She uses ordinary objects to serve as a screen without individual significance but that gives rise to meaning for the projected images and text. Schnell uses these objects as an image carrier, which distorts the projected information, so that not only is a new viewing angle is created, but also a subtle new order of the images and their perceived relationship.

In 2004, the Austrian artist received a grant to be the artist-in-residence at 18th Street, where she worked on and exhibited ‘Patters of Perception: Electronic Media Installations’, which was composed of three of her electronic medial installations. This exhibit was shown for the first time at the California Science Center’s Art and Science Studio.

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