[-empyre-] Week 3: Introducing Marc Garrett, Brooke Singer, and Ricardo Miranda Zúñiga

Renate Ferro rtf9 at cornell.edu
Sun May 19 03:42:13 EST 2013

This week on empyre there were so many juxta-postions that helped me
to think more deeply about the fluid boundaries that entwine art,
work, life, play, theory, relations, activism, networks, contacts, and
so many more.  We are looking forward to continuing this discussion
for week 3.  We welcome Marc Garrett of furtherfield.org, Brooke
Singer and Ricardo Miranda Zúñiga this week as we continue our
discussion Collaboration: Art Practice, Theory, Activism. We hope that
Paul, Cecelia, Ana, Erin, Carol Anne, Brian, Simon and others of you
will continue to contribute to this months discussion and archive.
For those of you who want a concise account of the discussions this
month and others

Wecome to Marc, Brooke, and Ricardo.  Bios are below.

Marc Garrett (UK) is a net artist, curator, writer, street artist,
activist, educationalist and musician. Emerging in the late 80's from
the streets exploring creativity via agit-art tactics. Using
unofficial, experimental platforms such as the streets, pirate radio,
net broadcasts, BBS systems, performance, intervention, events,
pamphlets, warehouses and gallery spaces. In the early nineties was
co-sysop (systems operator) for a while with Heath Bunting for
Cybercafe BBS.

Co-director and co-founder, with artist Ruth Catlow of the net arts
collectives and communities- furtherfield.org, furthernoise.org,
netbehaviour.org, also cofounder and co-curator/director of the
gallery space called, London UK. Currently involved in co-running and
getting the Node London festival happening for March 2006. Also
co-curating various contemporary Media Arts exhibitions, nationally
and Internationally.

Brooke Singer (US) Brooke Singer engages techno-science as an artist,
educator, non-specialist and collaborator. Her work lives "on" and
"off" line in the form of websites, workshops, photographs, maps,
installations and performances
that often involves public participation in pursuit of social change.
Recent awards and commissions include a Madrid Council’s Department of
the Arts commission, Turbulence.org commission, New York State Council
on the Arts (NYSCA) Individual Artist award, a Headlands Center for
Arts residency and a fellowship at Eyebeam Art + Technology. She is
currently Associate Professor of New Media at Purchase College, State
University of New York, and co-founder of the art, technology and
activist group Preemptive Media.

Ricardo Miranda Zúñiga (US) approaches art as a social practice that
seeks to establish dialogue in public spaces. Having been born of
immigrant parents and grown up between Nicaragua and San Francisco, a
strong awareness of inequality and discrimination was established at
an early age. Themes such as immigration, discrimination,
gentrification and
the effects of globalization extend from highly subjective experiences
and observations into works that tactically engage others through
populist metaphors while maintaining critical perspectives.  Ricardo
has established a socially investigative creative practice that
utilizes whatever media possible to present content in a manner that
may generate interaction and discussion by others.

Ricardo has a Masters of Fine Arts from Carnegie Mellon University and
a Bachelor of Arts in Practice of Art and English Literature from the
University of California at Berkeley.  He is based in Brooklyn, NY and
is an Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies at CUNY Hunter.

Ricardo’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally.


Renate Ferro
Visiting Assistant Professor of Art
Cornell University
Department of Art, Tjaden Hall Office #420
Ithaca, NY  14853
Email:   <rtf9 at cornell.edu>
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