Patrick Clancy

Emerging Fields, 2000

Patrick Clancy is a new media artist, writer, curator, and researcher whose work bridges many disciplines in the sciences and humanities. Clancy co-founded Pulsa, a collaborative group of artists that pioneered early electronic and interactive computer-art through viewer-activated light and sound installations in the mid-1960’s and early 1970’s, including the first voltage-controlled hybrid digital and analogue audio synthesizer. Writings and essays include “Telefigures and Cyberspace” in Rethinking Technologies, University of Minnesota Press; “The Role of the Artist in the Age of Autopoietic Simulation” in FutureFusion: Application Realities for the Virtual Age, International Society on Virtual Systems and Multimedia, Gifu, Japan; and “Notes on the Science of Alchemy and the Engendering of Simulacra,” in Growing Things: New Media Institute, The Banff Centre for the Arts, Alberta, Canada. Clancy is professor and Chair of the Photography & New Media Department at Kansas City Art Institute. He is co-curator with Gwen Widmer of ELECTROMEDIASCOPE at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City. Clancy and Widmer also co-direct the Cyber-Site New Media Research Center.

Awards and Accomplishments

2002: Clancy receives Rockefeller Bellagio Residency

2002: Clancy receives co-production residency at the New Media Institute at the Banff Centre for the Arts

2001: Clancy receives Missouri Arts Council grant