Mollye Bendell

Animation / Video / Film, Multimedia, Sculpture / Installation, Visual / Media

My work playfully meditates on the material qualities of an increasingly less physical world. Media such as WiFi networks and virtual reality help my attempt to understand place and emptiness. I work in the liminal space between physical beings, building a practice around intangibility and meditating on the act of making in the absence of the object. A strong component of that is emotional - our spirit, our ghost, getting lost in the machine - and by extension sociological. The ephemeral nature of electronic media acts as a vector to explore vulnerability, visibility, and longing in a world that can feel isolating.

About the Artist

Mollye Bendell is an interdisciplinary artist with a focus in electronic and immersive media.  She holds an MFA from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.  She has developed augmented and virtual reality projects as a resident of Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center and the Tides Institute and Museum of Art. She is also a founding member of media arts collective strikeWare, which creates experiences grounded in our collective history, often using new technologies to emphasize the nowness of that history. Mollye has recently exhibited at the Baltimore Museum of Art and CURRENTS New Media Festival. 

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