[-empyre-] September 2007 on -empyre-: "Critical Spatial Practice" (correction)

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), Kevin
Hamilton(US), Alice Micelli (Brazil/Germany), Maurice Benayoun
(France), Teddy Cruz (US), Markus Miessen (UK/Germany)

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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
practice and collaboration?  The alignment of criticality with cyber
configurations of space permits especially creative skins 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 (Panthéon-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 (US) 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. An Associate Professor
of Public Culture and Urbanism in the Visual Arts Department at the
University of California, San Diego, he is widely recognized for his
collaborations with community-based non-profit organizations on
housing's relationship to inclusive urban policy.

Kevin Hamilton (US) coordinates the New Media BFA and MFA programs at
the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.  His research and
writing involves the creation of interactive artworks, methodologies
of interdisciplinary collaboration, and manifestations of absence in
contemporary and historical telecommunication technologies.

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, Müller+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 whose interactive installations explore space and movement.  He
collaborates with Dwayne Bohuslav and the installation group,
Parasite, on temporary, non-invasive site specific installations in
Texas and Mexico.  Before recently moving to Japan, he worked in New
York City for Rafael Vinoly Architects and as an exhibition designer
at the Guggenheim Museum.

Renate Ferro and Tim Murray
CoModerators, -empyre-
Department of Art/Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Art
Cornell University


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