James Hartunian

Do Electric Sheep Graze on Electric Grass?

Do Electric Sheep Graze on Electric Grass? is a meditation on technology and the natural world. Where does the delineation between real and virtual end and how close to the uncanny can we get. Through the creation of virtual grass that covers a virtual world, with artificial wind blowing through it, where do you go.

James Hartunian is a queer artist based in Columbus, OH. He received a BS in Biochemistry from the University of Michigan (2019) and is currently an MFA candidate at Ohio State University. He constructs electronic environments and objects to stimulate and simulate future worlds, future bodies, and future landscapes. These environments build upon contemporary technological, artistic, and architectural trends as well as his interest in the human sensorial apparatus, electronically networked modes of control and automation, and biological collaboration. He has exhibited domestically at Sullivan Galleries in Chicago IL, Core New Arts Space, Denver, CO, Neon Heater in Findlay, OH, and internationally at Ars Electronica in Linzburg, Austria.

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