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Al Larsen

Al Larsen is a media artist working in performance, sound and physical computing. His work engages ideas of public space, community and the populist use of media and has been presented at festivals in Brazil, Poland, Italy, Argentina, the UK and the United States. He has performed at The International Pop Underground Convention and in numerous other contexts including: sidewalks, rooftops, keggers, shindigs, coffeeshops, colleges, beer halls, theaters, rec rooms, art galleries, basements, lofts and one parade.

His writing on art, popular culture and youth subculture has appeared in Careless Talk Costs Lives, Plan B and The Squealer.

Al Larsen is Assistant Professor of Communication and Creative Media at Champlain College where he coordinates the Interaction Design specialization and teaches in the MFA program in Emergent Media.

Upcoming & Recent

writing
Space Punk: The Online Video Years
Collapse Board, March, 2012
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performance
A Phrase of Twelve Counts Thirty-Six Times
E-Poetry 2011: International Digital Language | Arts Festival, Buffalo, NY
(collaboration with Elijah Coleman, Laura Curry, Sarah Daunt and Ian Hatcher)
May 19, 2011

paper presentation
Popular Culture Association of Canada
Niagara Falls, Ontario
May 12-14, 2011

group show
The Open Daybook Project
January, 2011
LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibits), Los Angeles, CA

performance
new work in guitar and video
October 9, 2010
Soundlab, Buffalo, NY

performance
new work in guitar and video
September 18, 2010
Sugar City, Buffalo, NY

screening
What the Heck Fest video program
July, 2010
What the Heck Fest, Anacortes, WA

video
Hallwalls Members Exhibition: Faster Pussycat, Spill! Spill!
July - August 2010
Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, Buffalo, NY

group show
Wide Margins
July - August 2010
Western New York Book Arts Center, Buffalo, NY