in/play: Cuppetelli + Mendoza
Annica Cuppetelli and Cristobal Mendoza began collaborating as Cuppetelli + Mendoza in 2010. They create installations and objects that combine physical elements with digital technologies, composing sensual, immersive and dynamic experiences. They play with the overlay of analog and digital spheres to explore the way shapes and forms are generated.
in/play consists of two interactive light-based installations that invite you to indulge in play and rest. Relax under cyclical lights and sounds of in::Sequence or control the strings of Nervous Structure with your movements. These responsive works are not complete without your participation.
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About the Artists
Based in Detroit, Michigan, Annica Cuppetelli and Cristobal Mendoza have exhibited at the Denver Art Museum, the Bienal de Video y Artes Mediales in Chile and in festivals such as Nemo 2013 (France), Scopitone 2012 (France), ISEA 2012 (USA), FILE 2011 (Brazil), FAD 2011 (Brazil) and video_dumbo 2013 and 2011 (New York). They were selected as Kresge Arts in Detroit Fellows for 2015. Cuppetelli received a MFA in Fibers from Cranbrook Academy of Art. Mendoza received a MFA in Digital + Media from the Rhode Island School of Design.
About the Curator
Melanie Colosimo is the Director/Curator of the Anna Leonowens Gallery Systems at NSCAD University where she facilitates over 200 exhibitions and events annually by NSCAD visiting artists and graduating students. She has organized exhibitions and projects by artists such as Robert Frank, Ray Fenwick, Melanie Authier, Carol Condé and Karl Beveridge, Dara Birnbaum, Patrick Cruz and Meryl McMaster, amongst others. In 2016 she was responsible for developing and piloting the Art Bar+Projects: NSCAD’s venue for performance art, events and happenings. Other notable projects include the bi-annual indoor/outdoor exhibition //RESPONSIVE: International Light Art Projects Halifax and the newly revived NSCAD Lithography Workshop: Contemporary Editions. Colosimo is also a visual artist whose work has been exhibited in galleries internationally and across Canada including AKA Gallery (SK) the Art Gallery of Windsor (ON), Grenfell Art Gallery (NL), Mount Saint Vincent University Gallery (NS), the Guangdong Museum of Art (Guangzhou) and the He Xiangning Art Museum (Shenzhen). She was long-listed for the Sobey Art Award in 2017 and 2020.
Image credit: Steve Farmer