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Jim Campbell

November 21, 2003 – January 16, 2004
USF Contemporary Art Museum

Jim Campbell, Motion and Rest #5, 2002. Custom Electronics.

San Francisco-based artist Jim Campbell comes from a technical background in engineering - he holds two Bachelor of Science degrees in Mathematics and Engineering from MIT - and an artistic background in filmmaking. Campbell creates fascinating, interactive, electronic works and installations that involve the viewer and the viewer's response to a given situation. In creating interactive video art work, he refrains from the typical computer touch-screen interface, and moves towards creating work that has an intuitive level of interaction. Campbell’s work reflects his interest with the philosophical analogies of certain scientific disciplines, particularly theories of chaos and quantum mechanics. He uses technological tools and scientific models as metaphors for personal and collective memory, illusion and reality, and time and space to interpret, represent and mirror psychological states and processes, and their breakdown.

Campbell’s work has been shown internationally and throughout North America in institutions such as the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Carpenter Center, Harvard University; The Power Plant, Toronto; and the International Center for Photography, New York. His work is included in the collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the University Art Museum at Berkeley. In 1992 he created one of the first permanent public interactive video artworks in the United States in Phoenix, Arizona. He is currently working on a new project at Graphicstudio, and completing an art work for WUSF TV, through the Public Art Program.

Visit Jim Campbell's website to learn more about his work.

The exhibition Jim Campbell is sponsored in part by the Arts Council of Hillsborough County, and the Board of County Commissioners, and the friends of USF CAM.

Jim Campbell is shown at USF CAM concurrently with the exhibition Walk Ways.

Jim Campbell has created two editions with Graphicstudio. View his artist page here.