There has always existed an innate relationship between drawing, human behavior and technology. Over time we have honed the role of our body, perfected our tools and refined our media to make marks that interpret the world around us. We have observed, represented, reproduced and interpreted through technology and, in the process, we have merged with these technologies. Trace is an exhibition of drawing machines, our
relationship with these technologies and the marks they leave.



Patrick Tresset
London based artist who develops and presents theatrical installations with robotic agents as actors which are evocations of humanness. Tresset’s installations use computational systems that introduce the artistic, expressive and obsessive aspects of robotic behavior. Tresset’s work has been exhibited in association with major museums and institutions such as The Pompidou Center, Museum of Israel, Victoria & Albert Museum (London), Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (Seoul), BOZAR (Brussels), Prada Foundation (Milan) and at events such as Ars Electronica, Update_5, WRO2015, Merge festival.

Gregory Chatonsky
Montréal / Paris
French and Canadian Artist who works with interactive installations, networked devices, photographs and sculptures. He explores the relationship between technologies and affectivity creating new forms of fiction. He studied Visual Arts and Philosophy at La Sorbonne, a master’s degree from ENSBA and ENST and a PhD from Université du Québec a Montréal. He is one of the earliest practitioners of internet art, founding in 1994 exploring the accidental, the glitch and unpredictability. He is artist-researcher on Artificial Imagination at Ecole Normale Supérieure.

So Kanno + Yang02 (Takahiro Yamaguchi)
Tokyo / Berlin
Together So Kanno and Yang 02 explore the relationship between machines and art, and began producing works together in 2011. They use digital media and shows in various formats (installation, device, software, internet art, performance etc) and present around the world. So Kanno attended Design Informatics from Mushashino Art University, and the Institute of Advanced Media Art + Science. For the last decade, his work has been presented around the world. He has a special interest in music, Sampling and Electronics (‘Device Art’). He lectures at Tokyo Zokei University and Tokyo Polytechnic University. Takahiro Yamaguchi has a Masters from Tama Art University, Department of Information Design and Media Art. He produces art based around digital media and inspired graffiti, street art and other modes of expression in public spaces.

Bertrand Planes + Arnauld Colcomb (Paris)
Planes and Colcomb have worked together since 2014. Bertrand Planes was born and works in Paris. He is a visual artist and coder from the Paris Arts Décoratifs (ENSAD) and the Grenoble Superior School of Arts. His work often subverts and findsnew uses for everyday objects. He develops video devices, sets up complex technical collaborations with CNRS researchers and creates new tools from existing mechanisms and processes. In 2004 he developed DivX prime a modified divX codec made to produce visual effects using compression artifact. Today known as the Datamoshing technique. He developed
Video Mapping in 2006. He has worked and writes widely on the Visual Arts, Fashion and the Sciences. He represented France at the La Paz Biennale in 2005. His work has been presented worldwide. Arnauld Colcomb was born and works in Paris. Attended DEFA Ecole d’architecture in Paris, Universitat
der Kunste, Berlin and DNSEP Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts, Paris. His work explores the history of art and science. He uses technology to study the use of tools and techniques.


Please join us for  the opening reception  of New Media Gallery’s 17th Exhibition on Friday, April 27:  6:00pm – 8:30pm.  

The evening will begin with Artist Talks in Room 417 (4th floor) followed by a reception on in the Gallery lobby on Level 3.