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Dennis Summers

Chief Creative Officerat Strategic Technologies for Art, Globe and Environment
United States
Focus area: Art Theory, Critical Theory, Computer Graphics, Digital Imaging, Animation, Digital Art, New Media, Ecology, Environment, Environmental Art, Eco Art, Land Art, Fine Arts 2D, Fine Arts 3D, Physics, Video, Film

Dennis Summers has exhibited artwork in a wide range of genres and media internationally for over 30 years (www.stage2001.com). For about half that time he created multi-media installations, and then moved into digital media. In 1995 he instituted the digital animation program for The College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan. His artists books, videos and interactive digital projects are in the collections of several major museums including the MOMA, Pompidou Center, and the International Dada Archive. One of his abstract “color field” Phase Shift videos was a purchase prize winner in the Spanish Bienal Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo, 2006. They have been presented in a Russian airport; in museums and galleries throughout the world, and have been commissioned for large outdoor public presentations. Much of his artwork has been crafted using collage strategies. This includes his current series of short, dense, digitally created collaged videos inspired by artists and scientists called Slow Light Shadow Matter. He has given conference presentations on collage theory and application since 2012, and has written three artist articles for the Leonardo Journal. In 2016 his analysis of collage was included as a chapter in Knowledge Visualization and Visual Literacy in Science Education (IGI Global).