Jon Goldman: Journey into Intermedia Art

Jon Goldman: Journey into Intermedia Art

Jon Goldman is not your typical artist; he is a master of intermedia art, a genre that fuses various forms of expression into one powerful narrative. His journey through the realm of art has been marked by an unwavering dedication to his vision and a resolute focus on his craft, regardless of the financial constraints that often come with pursuing one's passion.

This conversation covers diverse topics ranging from the frontiers of interactive art and a lifelong fascination with intersection of Art, Design, Technology and Science.

Goldman discusses the influential artists who mentored him at MIT’s Center for Advanced VIsual Studies including Joe Davis known for pioneering Space Art and Bio-art, Otto Piene (Sky Art, ZERO), Aldo Tambellini (Video Art, Poetry and Experimental Theatre) and emphasizing that art is work. The conversation touches on Goldman's ambitious current work TRUTH PROJECT a series involving the word “TRUTH” on variety of scales from a nanometer(“GRAIN OF TRUTH”) to 44-foot long “TRUTH LOST AT SEA”.  

In this episode, we discuss:
  • The obstacles artists face in achieving success, especially in relation to privilege and connections.
  • How groundbreaking art movements like GRÜPPE ZERO, Bauhaus, Cubism, Environmental Art, Interactive Art, challenged art.
  • The role of art in addressing and challenging societal issues, with a focus on race,class and environment.
  • Jon Goldman's unique approach to building community through art, particularly using humor and elaborate inflatable costumes.
  • The importance of innovation and originality when making interactive “public" art that fosters a sense of community, connection and belonging. 

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Creators and Guests

Rob Lee
Rob Lee
The Truth In This Art is an interview series featuring artists, entrepreneurs and tastemakers in & around Baltimore.
Jon Goldman
Jon Goldman
Jon Goldman has been called a “digital renaissance man” by the Boston Globe primarily because, as a media artist, his work encompasses many forms with a unique ability to accomplish all well.