[-empyre-] Thanks Mickey, Welcome Monica
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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