[-empyre-] Thanks Mickey, Welcome Monica

Renate Ferro rtf9 at cornell.edu
Mon Nov 19 10:24:11 EST 2007

We'd like to thank Mickey for your generous and provocative presence 
throughout the week.  We were pleased to be inspired by her 
thoughtful combination of sensibilities that cross the lines between 
new media, archivization, and theory.

This week we will be joined by Monica Ross who lives in Brighton, UK, 
and currently teaches part time on the MA Fine Art course at Brighton 
Univeristy.  Monica's work is time based and includes performance, 
installation, video, CD-Rom, and text works such as valentine , a 
book work published by Milch, London, 2000.  She was an Arts and 
Humanities Research Board Fellow in the Fine Art Department at the 
University of Newcastle from 2001-2004, where she established 
Connecting Principle. Her collaborative works on the net include The 
International Corporation of Lost Structures (ICOLS) and Matter of 
Fact, an e-book with An Tallentire.  Her ongoing project, 
justfornow.net., explores the continuum between durational artworks 
in real time and a data based archive on line.

Monica has been active as an artist and teacher since the mid 1970s 
and was first drawn into questions of the relationship between art 
and technology as a member of feminist art groups who, among other 
things, contested the dominance and limitations of established forms 
of making and presenting art.  She was further drawn into 
understandings of the relationships between culture, power, politics, 
and technology as an anti-nuclear activist/artist during the 1980s. 
In the intervening years her work has addressed our culturally and 
technologically inflected experiences and perceptions of time and how 
these are re-worked, or relegated, as memory or history.  The 
capacity of art to reproduce experience as a vector across time and 
space is her abiding preoccupation.

We're looking forward to hearing more about this, Monica.  Thanks so 
much for joining us.


Renate and Tim

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