Paul Hertz

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    Paul Hertz. In the Canary Islands, Paul Hertz once lived in a volcanic cave. He spent many years in Spain producing graphic, musical, and intermedia performance works with traditional media. At the School of the Art Institute of Chicago he began to develop digital intermedia works. Hertz is a founding member of Chicago’s IgnoStudio artists collective. He teaches and develops interactive multimedia applications at Northwestern University, in Evanston, Illinois, USA. A grant from Northwestern’s Center for lnterdisciplinary Research in the Arts is helping him to develop VR performance works in an electronic CAVE.


    Paul Hertz used to live in a volcanic cave beside the sea in the Canary Islands. Now he lives in a house with a garden in Chicago. He develops collaborative on-line multimedia projects as a member of the Collaboratory Project at Northwestern University, where he also teaches in the Department of Radio, Television and the Medill School of Journalism. He spent many years in Spain, where he exhibited his drawings, paintings, and musical and theatrical compositions, notably in the XVIII International Theater Festival of Sitges, at the Universitat Nova in Barcelona, and in various editions of the Joan Miró International Drawing Competition. Now he makes art with computers. At the School of the Art Institute of Chicago he began to work with technology as an MFA candidate Fellow of the Center for Advanced Studies in Art and Technology. He collaborated on the development of Antoni Muntadas’ WWW project, The File Room, and recently curat­ed a WWW installation of work by seven artists on the col­onization of cyberspace entitled The Homestead.


    Paul Hertz teaches and develops multimedia at Northwestern University. He exhibited his painting and performed musical and theatrical compositions for many years in Spain, before turning to computers at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, as a fellow of the Center for Advanced Studies in Art and Technology.

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