-empyre- September 2007: Critical Spatial Practice

Posted by Christina McPhee | Thu Aug 30th 2007 6:30 p.m.


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> September 2007 on -empyre- soft-skinned space : "Critical Spatial
> Practice"
> Moderated by Renate Ferro (US) and Tim Murray (US) with Millie Chen
> (Canada/US), James Way (Japan/US), Catherine Ingraham (US), Alice
> Micelli
> (Brazil/Germany), Maurice Benayoun (France), Teddy Cruz (US), Markus
> Miessen (UK/Germany)
> http://www.subtle.net/empyre
> Critical Spatial Practice entails the claiming of social
> responsibility at
> the intersections of art, geography, architecture, and activism. How
> might critical approaches to space and place empower creativity,
> enhance
> artistic activism, and encourage artistic and collaboration? The
> alignment of criticality with cyber configurations of space permits
> especially creative configurations of networks, resources, and
> discussions
> whose resulting configurations range from texts and performances to
> buildings and installations.
> ==============================================================
> Moderated by Renate Ferro (US) media artist, Dept. of Art, Cornell
> University, and Tim Murray (US), Curator of the Rose Goldsen
> Archive of
> New Media Art, Cornell University
> with special guests
> Maurice Benayoun (France) is a transmedia artist who explores the
> potentiality of various media from video, to virtual reality, Web and
> wireless art, public space large scale art installations and
> interactive
> exhibitions. He has designed interactive scenography for large scale
> architectural and exhibition projects. He teaches video and new
> media at
> University of Paris 1 (Pantheon-Sorbonne).
> Millie Chen (Canada/US) is an artist, writer, and curator who
> teaches art
> at the University of Buffalo. Her studio practice in Toronto,
> Ontario,
> and Buffalo, New York, includes a project of sonic-video installation
> based on river journeys down the Yangtze in China and the Niagara in
> Canada/USA.
> Teddy Cruz (USA) is a Guatemalan-born architect whose work dwells
> at the
> border between San Diego, California, and Tijuana, Mexico, where he
> has
> been developing a practice and pedagogy that emerge out of the
> particularities of this bicultural territory.
> Catherine Ingraham (US) is Professor of Architecture in the Graduate
> Architecture department at Pratt Institute in New York City, a
> program for
> which she was Chair from 1998-2005. Her numerous publications on the
> theory and history of architecture include her books, Architecture,
> Animal, Human: The Asymmetrical Condition and Architecture and the
> Burdens
> of Linearity.
> Alice Micelli (Brazil/Germany) has been developing a body of work
> focused
> on creating unexpected visualizations of extreme political issues.
> From
> Cambodia to Chernobyl, her conceptual videos and installations provide
> meanings of their own to narratives from places that are difficult to
> reach.
> Markus Miessen (UK/Germany) is an architect and writer who leads
> Studio
> Miessen, a collaborative agency for spatial strategy and cultural
> analysis. He is the co-author of Spaces of Uncertainty (with Kenny
> Cupers,
> Muller+Busmann), editor with Shumon Basar of Did Someone Say
> Participate:
> An Atlas of Spatial Practice, and co-editor with Basar and Antonia
> Carver
> of With/Without--Spatial Products, Practices and Politics in the
> Middle
> East.
> James Way (Japan/US) is an architect, writer, and designer working in
> Tokyo. He often collaborates on interactive installations that
> explore
> space and movement.
> Please join us at http://www.subtle.net/empyre
> _______________________________________
> Regards
> Melinda
> --
> Dr Melinda Rackham
> Executive Director
> Australian Network for Art and Technology (ANAT)
> PO Box 8029
> Station Arcade
> South Australia 5000
> ph: 61 8 8231 9037; fax 61 8 8231 9766
> http://www.anat.org.au
> director@anat.org.au
> Australian Network for Art and Technology (ANAT) is supported by
> the Visual
> Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, State and
> Territory Governments; the Australian Government through the
> Australia
> Council, its arts funding and advisory body, and the South Australian
> Government through Arts SA.
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