🎼"My name is Dax and I brought my organ…"

Visual artist Dax Norman surprised #CMATX with a unique performance, mixing his unique gift for gifs with his unfiltered, funny, and eye-opening lyrics. You’ve never seen (or heard) anything like this before. Using is third salvaged organ, he brings his surreal animation to life. Along the way, he reminds us of the creativity that can be found in chaos.

About the speaker

Dax Norman seeks to lay the groundwork for what a 21st century artist can be. Relentless, unfettered, constantly creating, transmuting ideas into form, he switches fluidly from pixels to paintbrushes to ideas and back, with a distinct lyrical flair flowing through them all.  

Even working solo, Dax creates at a scale that most companies have a hard time to match. Within the animated form, he has created a 3D animated feature, over 3,000 unique animated GIFs, live VJ performances, and video game creations. He has been commissioned by Adult Swim, MTV, Bonarroo Music Festival, Jack U, and many others.

As an Academic, Dax holds an MFA in Art and Technology from UT Dallas, and has been teaching courses in 3D production Art at the University of Texas at Austin for over 5 years. He shares the keys to unlocking boundless creativity in the information age. In Spring 2018, he was recognized as distinguished faculty in the School of Design and Creative Technology in the College of Fine Arts.

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