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February 9, 2009

Rachel Mayeri

Associate Professor of Media Studies at Harvey Mudd College, Rachel Mayeri, is a video and installation artist whose work often deals with the intersection of science, art, and society.

STORIES FROM THE GENOME was supported by Creative Capital and won a 2004 "International Media Art Prize Top 50 Nominees" prize, sponsored by ZKM. As Guest Curator at the Museum of Jurassic Technology she contributed to the production of the permanent exhibit, MIRACLES AND DISASTERS IN RENAISSANCE AND BAROQUE THEATER MECHANICS. She recently compiled a DVD of videos by artists and scientists entitled SOFT SCIENCE (www.soft-science.org), which is distributed by Video Data Bank.

Her previous video work includes THE ANATOMICAL THEATER OF PETER THE GREAT (1999), animations for BIOSPHERIA: AN ENVIRONMENTAL OPERA (2001), and THE ELECTROPATHIC SANITARIUM (1992). Mayeri's work has been screened at numerous venues nationally and internationally, including including Pacific Film Archive, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center and Ars Electronica. She has received funding from the Getty Institute, the University of California, and the California Council on the Humanities.
Her previous video work includes Stories from the Genome and The Anatomical Theater of Peter the Great (1999). Mayeri's work has been screened at numerous venues, including ZKM in Karlsruhe (October 2004), Museum of Jurassic Technology in Culver City (December 2004), MOMA at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center in New York and Ars Electronica in Linz. She is currently Associate Professor of Media Studies at Harvey Mudd College and curates art and media events in Los Angeles.

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