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"The desert is a site of remote testing where paraconsistent logics are first considered feasible. Mistakenly construed as the opposite of the ocean, the desert teems with depth–it is also its own mirror.” (Lanfranco Aceti and Vince Dziekan - Interview with Paul Catanese.)

E-SCAPES: Artistic Explorations of Nature and Science opens the 2012 activities of Kasa Gallery. The catalog is a collaboration with the Leonardo Electronic Almanac. It is an exhibition at the intersection of art, science and technology that sees the participation of Jane Prophet an internationally acclaimed artist who embodies the cross-over between art and science and Paul Catanese who has exhibited internationally showing artworks that combine art, media, science and technology.

E-SCAPES: Artistic Explorations of Nature and Science (Curatoriate)

Lanfranco Aceti and Christiane Paul (senior curators)

Vince Dziekan (curator)

Ozden Sahin (in-house curator)

The opening cocktail will be on February 7, 2012 at 6pm.

The exhibition E-SCAPES: Artistic Explorations of Nature and Science with Paul Catanese and Jane Prophet will open at Kasa Gallery on February 1, 2012.

Bios of the Artists
Paul Catanese
Paul Catanese is a hybrid media artist, Associate Chair and Associate Professor in the Department of Interdisciplinary Arts at Columbia College Chicago and the President of the New Media Caucus , a College Art Association Affiliate Society. His artwork has been exhibited widely including at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the New Museum of Contemporary Art, SFMOMA Artist's Gallery, La Villette-Numerique and Stuttgarter Filmwinter among others. Paul is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including commissions for the creation of new artwork from Turbulence.org as well as Rhizome.org. Find out more about Catanese's work at .

Jane Prophet
Jane Prophet is Professor of Art and Interdisciplinary Computing at Goldsmiths College. Her research interests span Art, Computer Science, Digital Humanities and Technology. Recent works include The Withdrawing Room, a series of laser cut dictionaries for Samuel Johnson's House (2009); (Trans)Plant, 2008, a kinetic aluminum sculpture based on the structure of a plant; Counterbalance, 2007, a light based installation commissioned for a flood plain in Australia and Souvenir of England, 2007, a preserved apple tree covered in black velvet flocking and displayed in a giant snow dome. She works in London and the US east coast, where she has recently relocated her studio. [Artist biography 'collaged' from various sources, including http://goldsmiths.academia.edu/JaneProphet and http://www.janeprophet.com/biography/]