Casey Farina (Phoenix)
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Canal Convergence Storefront
7035 E. 5th Avenue
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Traverse is a generative video installation that uses projection mapping to span the east and south facing windows of the Canal Convergence Storefront. The installation uses five different projectors synchronized by a computer. As entities traverse the length of the installation, they accumulate and emit particles into the virtual environment. The movement and parameters of the virtual environment are stochastically generated by a computer in real time to ensure that the artwork will never repeat.
Casey Farina is a Phoenix-based artist who creates audio/visual artwork from iterative-electronic processes. This work often combines Farina’s expertise in animation, sound design, visual effects, digital fabrication, and improvisation. Farina’s animated-graphic scores have been described as “imaginative,” and are frequently presented domestically and internationally. Farina is a winner of the 2017 Contemporary Forum Grant. He was commissioned by the City of Phoenix to create an interactive audio/visual installation for the 2017 Intersection event at Art Detour. Farina was selected for the second round of the 2013 and 2017 Creative Capital Grant, in addition to receiving to receiving public art commissions from Tempe, Glendale, and Scottsdale. He was awarded a residency at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in 2011. Farina is an active artistic collaborator, and his work with choreographer Mary Fitzgerald has been presented at the International Computer Music Conference, the Breaking Ground dance festival, the sub(Urban) Projections festival, and the Frame + Film dance film festival. He is a residential faculty member in the Digital Media Arts program at Glendale Community College and is represented by John Reyes at Reyes Contemporary Art.