[-empyre-] Week Four on -empyre: Scott Hocking and Ebru Yetiskin

Patrick Keilty p.keilty at utoronto.ca
Tue Nov 26 01:58:47 EST 2013

We're heading into our final week. Thank you everyone for your excellent
posts! Week four brings us two guest discussants, Scott Hocking and Ebru

Based in Detroit, Scott Hocking is a multidisciplinary artist whose work is
dependent upon the forgotten spaces where he practices. He
creates sculptural installations and photography projects, often using
found materials and abandoned locations. His artwork has been exhibited
throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and Australia, including the
Detroit Institute of Arts, Cranbrook Art Museum, the Museum of Contemporary
Art Detroit, the University of Michigan, the Smart Museum of Art, the
School of the Art Institute Chicago, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, the
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts Museum, the Kunst- Werke Institute, the
Van Abbemuseum, and the Kunsthalle Wien. He was recently awarded a Kresge
Artist Fellowship, and his work will be part of upcoming exhibitions at the
Mattress Factory Art Museum in Pittsburgh and the Museum of Contemporary
Art Chicago.

Ebru Yetiskin studied Radio-TV-Cinema as a bachelor degree in Istanbul
University. She attended the master program on Science, Technology and
Society in Istanbul Technical University and Université Louis Pasteur in
2001, and she started to work on the interaction between science,
technology and political economy. She completed the PhD program in
sociology in Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University in 2008. She conducted the
preliminary phase of her thesis research in Centre Sociologie de
L’Innovation in Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris as a visiting
scholar with Bruno Latour and Antoine Hennion. Since 2002, she has been
working as a researcher in Istanbul Technical University, and teaching
sociology and media in The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences.
She teaches part-time in Işık University on contemporary arts, new media
arts, science and technology. She also gave classes in New York University,
University of Southampton and Inholland University as a visiting scholar.
She is a member of International Association of Art Critics (AICA) and has
edited a special volume of *Toplumbilim* on postcolonial thought, which is
the first edited volume on the subject in Turkey. Since two years, she is
conducting a research on how to read and write new media art and
collaborating with new media artists by giving performance lectures,
workshops and panels in New York, Berlin and Istanbul. Ebru is one of the
board members of Amber Art and Technology Festival, and curating her first
exhibition, “Cacophony”, between November 15 – December 31, 2013 in
açıkekran new media art gallery in Istanbul.

Patrick Keilty
Assistant Professor
Faculty of Information
University of Toronto
@patrickkeilty <https://twitter.com/PatrickKeilty>
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