403 Colonels Row
Saturday, July 16, 2016
Slideshow and Talk 1:30 – 2:30 PM
Gerald Marks will project a wide range of his high-resolution 3-D images and weave them together into stories.
3-D Workshop 3:30 – 4:30 PM
In this workshop Gerald Marks will explain and demonstrate his own special personal methods for for working with 3-D images, using Adobe Photoshop. These methods, developed over the past 25 years, enable one to personally control the many aspects of a stereo image pair. For the past 15 years, he has been teaching this method to students in the School of Visual Arts MFA program in Computer Art. This workshop assumes you have at least a basic understanding of working with photography on a computer and an interest in 3-D pictures. The method requires spending some thoughtful time on each image pair, suggesting the meditative focus of the darkroom photography that preceded and inspired it. Attendees get to take home the demonstration files we work on in class as an example to study then incorporate for their own work.
Gerald Marks is an artist working along the border of art and science, specializing in stereoscopic 3-D since 1973. He may be best known for the three, 3-D videos he directed for The Rolling Stones during their Steel Wheels tour. He has taught at The Cooper Union, The New School for Social Research, and the School of Visual Arts, where he currently teaches Stereoscopic 3-D within the MFA program in Computer Art. He was appointed a Visiting Scholar at the MIT Media Lab, where he worked with computer-generated holography. His Professor Pulfrich’s Universe installations are popular features in museums all over the world, including San Francisco’s Exploratorium, The N.Y. Hall of Science, and Sony ExploraScience in Beijing & Tokyo. He has done 3-D consulting, lecturing & design for scientific purposes for The American Museum of Natural History, the National Institutes of Health, and Discover Magazine. He has created a large variety of 3-D artwork for advertising, display, and pharmaceutical use, as well as broadcast organizations Fox and MTV. He has designed award winning projections and sets at the N.Y. Public Theater, SOHO Rep, Kaatsbaan International Dance Center and the Nashville Ballet, where he created stereoscopically projected sets. He created the 3-D glass-block mural in the 28th Street station of the #6 train in New York City’s subway.