Artist Kathy McTavish Combines Art, Technology in "Chance"

October 24, 2017 10:20 AM

A new exhibit at UMD's Tweed Museum of Art explores the intersection of art and technology with "Chance." Digital Artist and creator of the exhibit, Kathy McTavish stopped by for an overview of the visual spectacle.


McTavish has a degree in Mathematics and Ecology from the University of Minnesota Duluth, which gives her more than enough credit to be able to create this piece.

"When I was studying mathematics, it felt very much the same as that composition. It's about patterns, it's about patterns and relationships. They seem like they go together, " she says.

Patterns and relationships are something folks will see often when going to her exhibit "Chance." She titles the exhibit as such because many of the animations people will see are completely random and change every day.

The exhibit is a site-specific work developed for the Tweed Museum's Sax Brothers' Gallery. The gallery rises up two stories and features sky lights that shine brightly throughout. McTavish says when a person enters, they are immediately immersed in all sorts of sounds and visuals of different machine quartets meticulously placed.

She began setting up the exhibit this past summer, which was helpful with her long process.

"I started working on the code about a year ago, " she explains.

The exhibit runs through October next year. Click here to see hours for the museum.


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