3 for 3: Three Summer Residencies at RNG
Residency 1: George Pfau
June 15 through July 9, 2012
Open Studio hours: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday from 1-6pm
Guest Lecture: “Dr. Bradley Voytek: The Zombie Brain” Friday June 22, 2012. Reception at 7pm. Lecture starts promptly at 8pm
Closing Party: July 6, 2012, 7-10pm. Check out George Pfau's new video project, and celebrate the last week of his residency!
The Royal NoneSuch Gallery will host three artists this summer during 3 for 3: Three Summer Residencies at RNG. Our June artist-in-residence is George Pfau, whose multi-disciplinary practice contemplates the human body, the notion of zombies, and our cultural conversations about zombies. George will share his studio practice with the public on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays from 1-6pm during the residency period, UCSF research scientist Dr. Bradley Boytek will present a guest lecture on the zombie brain, and the gallery will hold a closing party at the culmination of the first summer residency.
George Pfau is an artist working in a variety of media to investigate the notion of the zombie and the human body that is on the verge of recognition. Over the last year he created a project called "Zombies, identified" which takes the form of a slideshow lecture and has been performed at galleries, academic institutions, and other sites in California, New York, and Florida. A major portion of the lecture compares and contrasts the word zombie with the phrase “feverish, homeless, cannibal” which comes from the film Zombieland (2009). Currently, he is working to compare zombies with other artworks that depict the body in an influx state or contradictory position.
Dr. Bradley Voytek is an NIH-funded neuroscience researcher at UCSF making use of big data, mapping, and mathematics to figure out cognition. His presentation will discuss the inner workings of the human brain that has shifted into a zombie state. Based on research conducted with Dr. Timothy Verstynen, his talk uses images and film clips to present a vivid picture of the inner-workings of this state of being. Dr. Voytek has done presentations at the California Academy of Sciences, UC Berkeley, Google's TechTalks, TEDxBerkeley, and at ZomBcon. He is also a member of the Zombie Research Society.