Perry Hoberman is an
installation and media artist who works with a variety of
materials and technologies, ranging from the obsolete to the
state-of-the-art, from low-tech to high-tech and nearly everything in
between. His work has variously taken the form of installations,
sculptures, multimedia, performances, concerts, plays and
uncategorizable spectacles, such as Faraday’s Garden, Empty Orchestra Cafe and Bar Code Hotel. In 1998, the ZKM presented Unexpected Obstacles, a retrospective survey of his work.
He was Art Director at Telepresence Research (http://telepresence.com/), a company specializing in virtual reality and telepresence installations for arts and industry, that existed until 1998.
Hoberman has exhibited internationally, with major shows throughout the
USA and Europe. He has been the recipient of many awards, including the
1995 Interactive Media Festival, and with Systems Maintenance the 1999 Prix Ars Electronica, and with Timetable the
InterCommunication Center ICC Biennial 99. In 2002, Hoberman was both
a Guggenheim Foundation Fellow and a Rockefeller Foundation
Media Art Fellow.
Hoberman has taught at the San Francisco Art Institute,
Cooper Union, and the School of Visual Arts. He is Research Associate Professor at the University of Southern California.
His paper Mistakes & Misbehavior was first presented at 5CYBERCONF in Madrid in 1996, then reprinted in V2_'s The Art of the Accident (1998).