George Fifield is a media arts curator, writer, teacher and artist. He
is the founder and director of Boston Cyberarts Inc., a nonprofit arts
organization which produces the Boston Cyberarts Festival. This international
biennial Festival, next scheduled for April 26 to May 10, 2003, involves
nearly a hundred exhibitions of visual arts; music, dance, and theatrical
performances; film and video presentations and symposia at numerous arts
and educational organizations throughout Massachusetts. Besides these
traditional physical locations, the Festival web site (www.bostoncyberarts.org)
continues to be a major exhibition and reference site for artists working
in new technologies. Fifield is curator of new media at the DeCordova
Museum and Sculpture Park in Lincoln, MA. He was executive co-producer
for "The Electronic Canvas" a hour-long documentary on the history
of the media arts focusing in the Boston area. Produced by the DeCordova
Museum for WGBH-TV, "The Electronic Canvas" aired in April 2000
in Boston and is presently going to national PBS distribution. Fifield
is also executive producer for the feature length comedy "Made-Up:
A Vanity Production" written and produced by his wife, Lynne Adams.
It is in final post production in Fall 2001.
In addition, Fifield writes on a variety of media, technology and art
topics for Artbyte, Communication Arts, Digital Fine Arts, The Independent
Film and Video Monthly, Sculpture Magazine and Art New England, where
he is art and technology columnist. Among his many curatorial efforts,
he co-curated the computer installation art show, The Computer Is Not
Sorry at the Space in January 1993 and in May 1999, he co-curated Mind
Into Matter, the first international survey show of new digital sculpture
at the Computer Museum in Boston. His own art videos have been exhibited
at the Dallas Art Museum, the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans,
The Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston and the International Super
8 Film and Video Festival in Brussels, Belgium among others.
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