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Visual artists want to scan you for Carnegie Museum of Art event

Michael Machosky
A manipulation of a 3-D body scan by visual artists Ewelina Aleksandrowicz and Andrej Wojtas.

Ever considered a 3-D scan of your own head?

Internationally acclaimed visual artists Ewelina Aleksandrowicz and Andrej Wojtas — who go by the moniker Pussykrew — are looking for participants whose features can be transformed into “digital environments” for the #nowseethis Party at the Carnegie Museum of Art on May 9. The celebration features a fairly incredible lineup of music and artists, including swiftly rising avant-R&B star Kelela, Danish singer-producer Dinner and DJ-producer-writer Juliana Huxtable.

From noon to 1:30 p.m. April 23, there will be an artist lecture titled “MUTAT3D” and a 3-D scanning session at the Hunt Library, IDeATe Studio A, at Carnegie Mellon University. It’s free, and anyone can participate. As an added incentive, there will be pizza.

The Polish-born, Brussels-based artists are crafting visual accompaniment for Kelela’s music May 9, but it’s anyone’s guess how they’ll manipulate the 3-D scans they are collecting. A recent installation, “Forces Between Particles” in Berlin, may give some clues. Across the entire glass facade of a building, images of bodies and faces seemed to be forming and melting, turning into abstract, ghostly landscapes.

Their art utilizes CGI, 3-D printing, animation and sound performance, among other new media, to explore “post-human identity, bodily queerness, urban landscapes and their transformations and synthetic-organic/digital-physical structures.”

So, if you’re ready to get “post-human,” this is your chance.

The #nowseethis Party celebrates the first year of the Hillman Photography Initiative at the Carnegie Museum of Art. It’s a collaboration with VIA, the Pittsburgh-based collective.VIA’s annual music and new media-focused VIA Festival has been invited into the International Cities of Advanced Sound, a consortium of festivals “dedicated to the advancement of adventurous music and digital culture.”

#nowseethis is set for 7 to 11 p.m. May 9 at Carnegie Museum, Oakland. Tickets are $15 online, $10 for students, or $20 at the door.

Michael Machosky is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at [email protected] or 412-320-7901.

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