Seth Riskin

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  • ISEA1997

    Seth Riskin studied painting and competed in gymnastics at Ohio State University (1981-86). He was three times named an All-American, and in 1985 was awarded the NCAA national title on the parallel bars. He first developed his Light Dance at the M.I.T. Center for Advanced Visual Studies, where he received his masters degree in 1989. In 1991, he was appointed a research fellow at the Carnegie Mellon University Studio for Creative Inquiry. In India, with support of a Fulbright research scholarship in 1993, Riskin studied light in Hindu religious philosophy and performance. He teaches An Anthropology of tight, a curriculum that draws from his broad humanistic study of light. He has presented Light Dance internationally at venues such as the Sao Paolo Biennial, and India’s National Centre for the Performing Arts. Riskin is presently on fellowship at the Academy for Media Arts in Cologne, Germany, where his project focuses on the interaction of the body and holographic and computer-generated spaces in performance.

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  • United States of America

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  • DE


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