Ken Rinaldo’s installation work, “Farm Fountain 4.”Ken Rinaldo’s installation work, “Farm Fountain 4.”

Visiting artists to blur boundaries

Installation artists Ken Rinaldo and Amy Youngs will present on their practices in a free public presentation at noon Thursday, Feb. 14, in the Performance Hall, SoCA Armouries, 37 University Ave. E.

The two are professors at Ohio State University.

  • Love is baked into DNA, as spiders, fungi and bacteria care for their young
    Rinaldo is internationally recognized for interactive bio art and robotic installations blurring the boundaries between the organic and inorganic. His works are focused on trans-species communication, animal agency, insect, bacterial and emergent machine intelligences.
  • Telepresent Animals: embodied approaches
    Youngs creates biological art, interactive sculptures, and digital media works that explore interdependencies between technology, plants, and animals. Her practice-based research involves entanglements with the non-human, constructing ecosystems, and seeing through the eyes of machines.

The event is part of the SoCA Presents series and is co-sponsored by the Incubator Lab.