ACT - MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology, 265 Massachusetts Avenue, 3rd Floor, Room N51-390, Cambridge, MA.
Here’s a PDF of Pete’s presentation.
Pete Froslie received his MFA from the Studio for Interrelated Media at the Massachusetts College of Art in 2008. He moved to Boston in 2005 from Reno, Nevada, where he earned his BFA in Digital Media. He returns to Reno periodically to teach courses at the University of Nevada, Reno, and to remain an active part of the community. In 2008 he was recognized as one of the top five graduating visual artists by the Boston Globe. His work has been discussed and highlighted online and in print, including MAKE, Gizmodo, the Boston Globe, RN&R, and the Reno Gazette.
Currently living and working in Boston, Froslie explores diverse tangents ranging from alternative historical fiction and documentary, to electro-mechanical sculpture and prostheses. The work is often created giving attention to playfulness and toys, while considering automated movement between surface and infrastructure in the context of New Media.
Working with an expanding narrative for nearly five years, Froslie’s ongoing project Booth focuses on research into journey aesthetics. A surface, or skin, is appropriated from John Wilkes Booth, and automated according to a fictional expedition that weaves through historical sites, online networks, and kinetic sculptures. Booth, an assassin from the US Civil War, is summoned back into existence as he moves between physical and virtual spaces. His journey through the work is cataloged and recorded meticulously in an evolving manual with an undetermined point of conclusion.