video, 1min43sec, 6/00
Clancy co-founded PULSA, a collaborative group of artists that helped
pioneer early electronic and interactive computer art through viewer-activated
light and sound installations in the mid-60's and early 70's. This work
included large-scale environmental art and sentient spaces incorporating
wave energies, video installations and photocollages. He is currently
working on an interactive simulation, "The Writing Machine",
that collects data from sensors located at The Banff Centre for the Arts
and at another site in Kansas City. This self-organising work will be
accessed through the World Wide Web and as an installation/exhibition.
Patrick Clancy is Chair of the Photography & New Media Department
at Kansas City Art Institute and Director of Research at Cyber-Site New
Media Research Centre.