Rob Ray makes site specific electronic installations, wondrous public games and experimental videos. He has recently relocated to Los Angeles, CA from Chicago via Rensselaer’s Electronic Arts MFA Program in Troy, NY.
Rob’s Pedal to the Mental interactive disorienteering adventure was included in the BIKE BOX locative media exhibition at Devotion Gallery in Brooklyn. His most recent workshop, Strange Sounds in Strange Places, was commissioned and created in residency at the Abandon Normal Devices festival in Manchester, UK.
Other recent exhibitions include GET LOST!, an interactive disorienteering adventure commissioned by the Abandon Normal Devices Festival in Cumbria and Lancashire, UK and Bucky’s Animal Spirit, a video game disguised as cash machine, selected for the art.tech exhibition at The Lab (San Francisco).
Recent filmworks include Canaries in the Coalmine, exhibited at the Onion City Film Festival (Chicago) and winner of the DIGIT 2009 Excellence in Cinematography prize.
Rob also collaborates with Jason Soliday and Jon Satrom as a member of the Chicago-based circuit-bent multimedia noise trio I Love Presets and is visual arts editor for the online journal Drunken Boat. Rob is also a keyholder at Public Address Los Angeles via Publica - a new experimental cultural center currently in residence at the Outpost for Contemporary Art.