June 22, 2022
A paper and art/design proposal by recent UW-Madison graduate Josephine M. Cutrara has been shortlisted for the 2022 International Conference on Digital Media and Art (iDMAa) at Winona State University June 24-26 .
Cutrara earned her BFA from the School of Education Art department in May 2022, including concentrations in Graphic Design, 3D Modeling, and Painting.
The theme of this year’s iDMAa conference, “Strange media“, focuses on unconventional media studies and welcomes new perspectives – “from the strange to the strange, from the suspiciously animated to the supernaturally ordered, from familiar forms to distant fabrications, from the established to the ’emerging’ – according to the conference website.
Cutrara’s proposal, titled “Blank-xious Space,” is a digital art project focused on the experience of anxiety, a common struggle that has been exacerbated by the pandemic. The project offers viewers the opportunity to visualize the anxieties that occupy their minds in isolation.
Cutrara says the project emerged from computer drawings that translated into generative type, generative portrait photography, interactive/print exhibition design, and interactive web design — a practice she calls “transdisciplinary design.”