Grahame Weinbren

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Grahame Weinbren is a media artist and filmmaker. He completed six full-scale interactive cinema installation projects between 1983 and 2006, which are exhibited in museums and galleries internationally. Past exhibitions includethe Whitney Biennial, the Centre Pompidou, NTT-ICC (Tokyo) and the Kwanju Biennial (Korea)."The Erl King" (collaboration with Roberta Friedman, 1983-5), the first artists' work to combine computer interactivity with cinema, is in the collection of the Guggenheim Museum.

Weinbren is credited as filmmaker on a number of widely screened and broadcast documentaries, including "George" (HBO, 2000), about an autistic 12 year old and "Umbrellas," about Christo's Umbrellas artwork for Japan and California (for Maysles Films, winner FIFA 1993).

Weinbren has worked with software engineer Isaac Dimitrovsky on the development of LimoHD, a low-cost full-quality high definition cinema technology. The first set of his LimoHD works, "Letters," was screened at the 2008 Berlin Film Festival and the 2010 Edinburgh International Film Festival.

His most recent work "Still Life with Banquet," a collaboration with 'slow food' chef Kitty Greenwald, was a banquet for 108 diners accompanied by six large video projections, produced for ZERO ONE, the 2010 San Jose Biennial.

Weinbren's essays about Media Art, Cinema, and Technology are widely reprinted. He teaches in the graduate division of the School of Visual Arts in New York, and is the senior editor of the Millennium Film Journal.

[source: artist's website]