Friday, 6 June 2008

Anna Valentina Murch talk at Tesla


Artist Anna Valentina Murch:

Recent Large-Scale Public Artwork
in association with

Computer Arts Society (CAS)

University College London
Garwood Lecture Theatre, South Wing
(Details how to get there at the bottom of post)

Abstract
Anna Valentina Murch is an artist who works primarily with the medium
of light and whose work focuses on creating places that lead the
viewer on a sensory and psychological journey that measures time and
provokes memory. Since 1980, her work has been involved with
designing and building large public art projects, sometimes working
collaboratively with architects, engineers and other artists. These
large-scale public works incorporate ambient elements such as light,
water and sound, to create experiential places. This has allowed her
to take her personal creative investigations to another level by
widening the focus to explore the definition of place and venues for
community interaction.

Biography
Anna Valentina Murch received her MA in Environmental Media, Sculpture
from the Royal College of Art and a Graduate Diploma from the
Architectural Association in London, England. Through the Computer
Arts Society she exhibited an installation at the Edinburgh Festival
in 1973. In the late 1970's she moved to San Francisco and developed
many works in galleries and museums. Her recent permanent Public Art
installations include: St. Louis Metro System, and the Muni Metro
Extension, San Francisco California, Queens Civic Court House, New
York, Arroyo Suite, Century City, Los Angles, Waterscape, Civic Center
plaza in San Jose, California, Water Scores, for the Performing Arts
Center plaza in Miami, Florida. She is currently a Professor of Art at
Mills College, Oakland, California.

avmurch@earthlink.net
http://annavalentinamurch.com/

Getting to UCL:
The nearest Tube stations are Euston Square and Warren Street. For
full details, see
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/about-ucl/location/public-transport
How to find the Garwood Lecture Theatre:
Once you enter the main gate of UCL in Gower Street, you will face the
Portico in the UCL quadrangle courtyard. Please take the right hand
side diagonal and walk to the right corner of the building. You will
see the brass tablet indicating South Wing. Enter the second entrance
door at the South Wing, and you will find the Garwood Lecture Theatre
on the first floor. There will be signs from the entrance that will
help you to find the exact location easily.

You may also consult the UCL maps at:
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/about-ucl/location/maps
Entrance is free, all welcome.

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