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Casey Farina

Across the Divide

On display November 6 – December 31, 2020

Phoenix, Arizona 

Across the Divide is a generative video installation that uses projection mapping to span multiple windows at Scottsdale Fashion Square, just north of Camelback Road. The installation uses synchronized projectors to produce a visual habitat in each window where abstracted human forms reside, occasionally shifting between habitats. The installation is non-linear and continues to evolve through the duration of the work. 

Farina will also create an augmented reality artwork, Keeping Time, for this year’s Canal Convergence.

Site Partners: Scottsdale Fashion Square

Location: 7014 E. Camelback Rd., Scottsdale, AZ, 85251, 33°30’11.2″N 111°55’44.1″W


Workshop

Coding can be an artistic expression using algorithms. This workshop will take “real world” instructions and translate them into computer code using P5.js, an open-source JavaScript-based language. Learn more.

 


Virtual Viewing

 


Biography 

Casey Farina is a Phoenix-based artist who creates audio/visual artwork from iterative processes. This work often combines Farina’s expertise in animation, sound design, visual effects, digital fabrication, and improvisation. His video sculptures have been recognized as impressive works in an emerging genre and have been exhibited at the Phoenix Art Museum. Farina has been commissioned by the cities of Phoenix, Tempe, Glendale, and Scottsdale to create public artworks that combine projection-mapping and interactivity. He is an active artistic collaborator, working with choreographers, technologists, composers, and musicians throughout the Phoenix area. Farina’s work as an animator and sound designer has been exhibited internationally at “dance for film” festivals. His animated-graphic scores have been described as “imaginative,” and are frequently presented domestically and internationally. Farina was named the Best Multimedia Artist by Phoenix Magazine in 2019 and is a winner of the 2017 Contemporary Forum Emerging Artist Grant, which included a place in the accompanying exhibition at Phoenix Art Museum. He is a residential faculty member in the Digital Media Arts program at Glendale Community College and his students have won several Student Rocky Mountain Emmy Awards. 

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