Gate Pages :: May 05: Erik Loyer


Erik Loyer is a media artist whose works explore synergies between narrative, music and interactivity. His award-winning The Lair of the Marrow Monkey received an Honorable Mention at the 1999 Prix Ars Electronica and was one of the first websites added to the permanent collection of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Subsequently, Loyer received a Rockefeller Film/Video/Multimedia Fellowship to develop Chroma, an episodic narrative about virtual racial identity told through voice-over, music and interactive graphics that won the Best Digital Creation award at the Montreal International Festival of New Cinema and New Media. Loyer's work has been exhibited at venues including the American Museum of the Moving Image, the Taos Talking Pictures Festival, and the Electronic Language International Festival in Sao Paulo, and he has been commissioned by organizations including the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, the Annenberg Center for Communication, and the MIT Press. An alumnus of new media pioneers Inscape and The Voyager Company, and a recent instructor in USC's Interactive Media Division, Loyer is currently a Creative Director for Vectors: Journal of Culture and Technology in a Dynamic Vernacular, a new e-journal dedicated to opening academic scholarship to the full range of experimental new media practice.