Larry Shea

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Larry Shea is a New York based artist working with video and interactive digital media. His works tend to be responsive to a specific site or context, yet they all deal in some way with the conflicted spaces of sexual and social bodies. His recent work explores the dynamics of public speech and the human voice through the creation of computer choreographed interactive spaces where people verbally contribute their opinions, statements, wishes. Their words are processed by custom programs and replayed in architectural arrays of speakers to form elaborate sound sculptures that reveal unexpected qualities and meanings. His interactive audio sculpture "Use it or Lose It" was installed in the stairwell at The Anthology Film Archives, NY for the Mix Experimental Film/Video Festival in November 2001. "Muay Oasis" an interactive audio/video boxing ring designed for a hotel room was presented at the Platinum Oasis show in Holywood CA, in 2001, curated by Ron Athey and Vaginal Davis. His "Discretion Booths" have been shown at the SOHO Arts Festival, NY; Jackie60 @ Mother NYC, Pridefest NYC and the "Securite" conference, at The Jan Van Eyck Akademie, The Netherlends. He has exhibited his single channel videos at national and international venus including The Mix Festival in New York; MIX Brazil, Outfest LA , the Video Room Video Festival, NY, and the 2000 Ars Electronica Festival in Lintz, Austria; as well as on cable and the internet. He received his MFA from The Massachusetts College of Art and has taught at The New School for Social Research,NYC; The Pratt Institue, Brooklyn, NY and at Film Video Arts, NY. Larry is a 2003 nominee for a Rockefeller Foundation Film and Video Fellowship and is a Visiting Artist in Video at The School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston.