Fine Art Programme Course Leader, MA Art and Science
Central Saint Martins
Central Saint Martins
Art, science and technology, interdisciplinary collaboration, process, perception, interactive installation.
As an artist my work is centred on visual perception. I am engaged in interdisciplinary research in collaboration with scientists, including the development of retro-reflective projection technologies (RPT) within a fine art context. I explore ambiguities in perception of space through two and three dimensional images, constructions and installations. Recent research has also focused on the art-science relationship and has resulted in collaborative projects in Japan, including RPT (Tachi Lab, Keio University) and Saccade Based Display (NTT). In 2010 I was Visiting Researcher at Tachi Lab, Graduate School of Media Design, Keio University, Japan.
Recent collaborative research has resulted in interactive installations exhibited at Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria (2008) and the Aisho Miura Gallery, Tokyo (2010). These artworks incorporate projection technology combined with motion sensing and real-time projection onto retro-reflective surfaces incorporated into 2-dimensional constructions created to give the impression of a three dimensional multi-layered space.
I am also making site specific artworks that challenge spatial perception in architectural environments, with installations exhibited recently in Havana, Cuba and Tokyo, Japan.
Cohen, Nathan (2016) Visual Perception, Abstraction and Invention: an Exploration. Interalia Magazine (22).
Cohen, Nathan (2015) In Search of Meaning. In: From Centre. Slate Projects & Saturation Point Projects, London, pp. 13-23.
Cohen, Nathan (2015) 'Folding Form', 'Nanzenji', 'Korinthos'. In: From Centre. [Show/Exhibition]
Cohen, Nathan (2014) New perspectives: Incorporating Retro-reflective Projection Technology (RPT) in the creation of artworks and interactive art installation. CIE (Computers in Entertainment), 11 (1). ISSN 1544-3574
Cohen, Nathan (2014) Video ergo sum: an artist’s thoughts on inventing with computer technology in the creation of artworks. In: Digital Da Vinci: Computers in the Arts and Sciences. Springer, New York, USA, pp. 99-111. ISBN 978-1-4939-0964-3
Cohen, Nathan (2014) Finding a way: art-science communication from the perspective of an artist and educator. In: Still divided cultures? Researching the practice interactions of art and science, 9 May 2014, Society for Research into Higher Education, London, UK.
Cohen, Nathan (2011) New perspectives: collaborative research in art and science. ACM Computers in Entertainment. ISSN 15443574 (In Press)
Cohen, Nathan (2010) Intangible spaces. [Show/Exhibition]
Cohen, Nathan (2004) Retrospective 1984-2004. [Show/Exhibition]