[-empyre-] Thanks to Christina McPhee

Renate Ferro rtf9 at cornell.edu
Mon Feb 1 16:34:56 EST 2010

The online community of -empyre soft-skinned space bids adieu to our 
collaborator, Christina McPhee, who has decided to step aside from 
moderating -empyre- after years of tireless service.

Christina has been a moderator of -empyre- since its earliest years 
(the list was instigated in 2002 by Melinda Rackham).   Succeeding 
Melinda, Christina served tirelessly as the managing moderator of 
-empyre- for many years until spring 2008, when she passed the baton 
to Tim and Renate.   During that time,  Christina helped to spearhead 
the three moderated conversations in 2006 and 2007 that were featured 
as part of the documenta 12 Magazine Project.  The list 
Is Modernity our 
Antiquity?; <https://mail.cofa.unsw.edu.au/pipermail/empyre/2006-July>Bare 
Life; and What is to be done (education)? were produced and edited by 
Christina.    Last spring, 2009, she was responsible for arranging 
the three -empyre- scholarships to the Anderson Art Ranch in 
Colorado.   She has been one of the corner stones of our listserv and 
we will miss her moderating energies, creative ideas, and dedication 
to -empyre-.

While we look forward to receiving her lively posts as a subscriber, 
we  wish to take time out today to thank her for her loyalty, her 
energy, her creative inspiration, and her dedication to the moderator 

We will announce February's topic later in the day, but for now want 
to pause to extend our  thanks and best wishes to Christina.

Christina McPhee:  Biography
Christina McPhee (central coast California/San Francisco) is a media 
and visual artist.  Her work is involved with the poetics of 
post-digital abstraction and environmental crisis.  She works in 
drawing, photomontage and video. Recent video installations and 
screenings in 2009 include VIBA Buenos Aires (November), Cinema by 
the Bay, San Francisco (October), Chapman College/Guggenheim Gallery 
Los Angeles (for "Because the Night") (October); ISEA, Belfast 
(July)'; Pace Digital Gallery, New York (April); and Videoformes 09, 
Clermont-Ferrand (March) .  Drawings and photomontage from "Tesserae 
of Venus', considering the future of carbon atmospheres on Earth, 
showed  at Silverman Gallery, San Francisco (October-December 2009) 
and were featured  at the NADA fair/ Art Miami with Silverman 
Gallery.  New critical writing about her film work appears with 
Sharon Lyn Tay's new book, "Women on the Edge : Twelve Political Film 
Practices" New York: Macmillan and London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009 . 
 BOMB Magazine has published a new interview by Melissa Potter 
with Christina McPhee online 

Renate Ferro and Tim Murray
Managing Moderators, -empyre- a soft-skinned-space
Department of Art/ Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Art
Cornell University

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