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Visiting Artist NoiseFold

David Stout (MFA CalArts) is a visual artist, composer and performer. His award-winning works include live cinema, interactive video, electro-acoustic music and performances that integrate immersive projection as an extension of performer, audience and architecture. His collaboration with Cory Metcalf examines the aesthetic possibilities for generative systems, artificial-life networks and simulation environments. The pair are founders of the interactive media ensemble, NoiseFold, whose installations and performances have been exhibited worldwide, from Casablanca, Morocco to Marfa, Texas. NoiseFold are currently working on projects in visual music, data-visualization, VR and glassmaking. Stout previously founded the MOV-iN Gallery and the Installation, Performance & Interactivity project (IPI) at the College of Santa Fe, (NM). He currently directs the Hybrid Arts Laboratory at the University of North Texas, where he coordinates the Initiative for Advance Research in Technology and the Arts (iARTA) and holds joint positions in Music Composition and Studio Art.

Cory Metcalf is a new media artist and educator specializing in realtime generative techniques and creative coding. His work explores the sublime space between the novel and the familiar and can manifest as live performances, installations, or discrete objects. Seeking to discover new forms of experience while calling on the deep-seated archetypes in the human mind, Metcalf’s abstract sonic and visual works are both enchanting and haunting, meditative and alarming. For over a decade he has been in close collaboration with NoiseFold co-founder, David Stout. The group has received numerous international commissions, residencies and awards, and have exhibited their installations and performances in wide ranging contexts. Their recent work has expanded into the fabrication of glass objects inspired by their catalogue of works and digital image creation techniques. Metcalf holds an MFA in Emergent Digital Practices from the University of Denver and is the Lead Support Technician for Cycling ’74, the creators of the Max programming environment.