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Telfair’s PULSE festival returns in hybrid form for pandemic times with exhibitions at the Jepson Center, virtual lectures by featured artists, a curator’s tour, workshop, and a free admission weekend.

David Gumbs: From Dust to Gold /Interactive Art and Drawing

This exhibition represents the first U.S. solo exhibition by Caribbean artist David Gumbs, featuring immersive, interactive digital installations and drawings. Gumbs is a multi-disciplinary artist from the island of Saint-Martin, currently based in Martinique. Gumbs work is often concerned with “the offscreen of perception” and informed by the Caribbean environment, the impacts of global warming and the legacy of colonialism. He graduated from the Visual Arts school in Fort-de-France, Martinique in 2001 and in 2002 studied Interactive Multimedia Conception at Les Ateliers, L’ENSCI in Paris. Gumbs has exhibited his drawings, video and interactive work internationally at venues including Paris City Hall; Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum; Museum of Latin American Art, Los Angeles; Prizm Art Fair, Miami Art Week; the 2017 Jamaica Biennial and Currents New Media Festival, Santa Fe. In 2016 he was awarded the Davidoff Art Initiative Artist in Residence in Beijing, China. At Telfair, Gumbs will show one of his large-scale installations Blossoms, exhibit several new interactive video works, and show drawings on paper linking his new media work to his practice of intuitive drawing.

Local PULSE Artist Projects

Remains to be Seen by Greg Finger, 2020
Interaction designer Greg Finger, who previously exhibited the Coronavirus themed installation Tomorrow 2.0 at the Jepson Center makes his PULSE debut with an installation that allows visitors to see themselves in projection-mapped masks while they are “seen” by an enormous projection eye.
Marionette by Guanzhi Kou, 2020
This project from SCAD interaction design student Guanzhi Kou adapts the traditional way of manipulating string puppets to a digital interface. Using a Leap Motion controller which detects hand gestures, this hands free, digital puppet theater allows users to manipulate the puppets and interact with elements in the scene.
PULSE Virtual Opening Artist Lecture by David Gumbs, live from Martinique.
January 27
6pm
Zoom                       

Join us for a lecture by featured artist David Gumbs on his multidisciplinary art practice. Gumbs will show and discuss examples of his past and current projects including interactive installations, performance and large scale projects.

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PULSE Virtual Artists Tech Talks for Students with David Gumbs
January 28
11am
Zoom

David Gumbs will present an informal talk for students focusing on his journey and development as an artist. Open to students grades 4 through college by registration.
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PULSE Virtual STEM Chat with Diana Eng and Natalie Zee Drieu
January 28
6pm
Zoom

Get inspired and ready to jump start STEM at home with a presentation by two amazing designers, parents and hosts of the web video series STEM Chat. Natalie Zee Drieu is former editor in chief of CRAFT magazine, blogger at coquette.blogs.com and Adafruit Industries, with an extensive background in design and technology. Diana Eng is founding member of maker group NYC Resistor, a fashion designer who rose to national attention on Season 2 of Project Runway, author of Fashion Geek and a previous lecturer at PULSE. Join these two creative moms for great tips on exploring STEM content with young people at home!

STEM Chat Playlist on YouTube

STEM Chat on Instagram

 

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PULSE Virtual Artists Tech Talks for Students 2: Greg Finger, Guanzhi Kou.
January 29
11am

This program features talks by two artists currently based in Savannah. Greg Finger is a digital artist specializing in interactive multimedia installations, who has exhibited interactive works and public art installations in China and the United States. Guanzhi Kou is currently studying in the Interactive Design and Game Development program at the Savannah College of Art and Design.

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PULSE Virtual Curator’s Tour
January 29
2pm
Zoom

Join PULSE curator Harry DeLorme for a live virtual walk through of current PULSE projects at the Jepson Center.

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PULSE Free Family Weekend at the Jepson Center
January 29–31
10am–5pm
Jepson Center

Enjoy a three-day weekend of free admission to the Jepson Center to explore all of the new interactive art for PULSE and other current exhibitions. Hands-on art making kits will be available for families to pick up in the Jepson Center atrium.

 

Virtual STEM Youth Workshops: Make Your Own Solar Oven!
(grades 4-8)
January 30, 9:30am
presented by Society of Women Engineers – Savannah Coastal Empire Chapter

Turn a pizza box into a solar oven to heat a slice or make a snack. Learn how to use science to make ice cream in 10 minutes. Parental supervision is required. Limit 20 participants. Instructor: Whitney Holt

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Virtual STEM Youth Workshops: Making Ice Cream with Science
(grades 3-12)
January 30, 11am
presented by Society of Women Engineers – Savannah Coastal Empire Chapter

Learn how to use science to make ice cream in 10 minutes. Limit 20 participants. A supply list of simple supplies that can be found at home will be sent in advance. Instructor: Anna Litvinova

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David Gumbs: From Dust to Gold

Jepson Center
This exhibition represents the first U.S. solo exhibition by Caribbean artist David Gumbs, featuring immersive, interactive digital installations and drawings. Gumbs is a multi-disciplinary artist from the island of Saint Martin, currently based in Martinique
exhibition

David Gumbs: From Dust to Gold

Jepson Center
This exhibition represents the first U.S. solo exhibition by Caribbean artist David Gumbs, featuring immersive, interactive digital installations and drawings. Gumbs is a multi-disciplinary artist from the island of Saint Martin, currently based in Martinique
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