[-empyre-] Welcome to Week 2: Kathy High and Lindsay Kelley

Renate Terese Ferro rferro at cornell.edu
Wed Feb 15 11:11:05 AEDT 2017

Dear empyreans, 
Thanks to Byron for starting the first few days off.  I am hoping he will stay on at least for a couple of more days to make the transition toWeek  2 but I want to thank him now for being such a sport. 
I am so happy to introduce artists Kathy High from nearby Troy, New York and Lindsay Kelley from Australia.  We look forward to hearing about their own respective practices and also continuing our discussion on humor, irony and public reception. Looking forward to it.  Just a note to apologize to you all for being a bit behind.  I am on my way to the College Art Association in New York whetr this coming Friday, the 17th I will host a round table discussion on Bioart.  More information about that in a day or so.  Hope to see some of you in New York! 

Welcome Kathy High and Lindsay Kelley. 


Kathy High (US) is an interdisciplinary artist, educator working with technology, art and biology. She considers living systems, empathy, animal sentience, and the social, political and ethical dilemmas of biotechnology and surrounding industries. She has received awards including Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, and National Endowment for the Arts. Her art works have been shown at documenta 13 (Germany), Guggenheim Museum, Museum of Modern Art, Lincoln Center and Exit Art (NYC), UCLA (Los Angeles), Science Gallery, (Dublin), NGBK, (Berlin), Fesitval Transitio_MX (Mexico), MASS MoCA (North Adams), Para-site (Hong Kong). High is Professor in the Arts, at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY.

Lindsay Kelley (AU) Workingin the kitchen, Lindsay Kelley's art practice and scholarship explore how theexperience of eating changes when technologies are being eaten. Her first book
is Bioart Kitchen: Art, Feminism and Technoscience (London: IB Tauris, 2016). Bioart Kitchen emerges from her work at the University of California Santa Cruz (Ph.D in the History of Consciousness and MFA in Digital Art and New Media). Kelley is an International Research Fellow at the Center for Fine Art Research, Birmingham City University as well as a
Co-Investigator with the KIAS funded Research­-Creation and Social Justice CoLABoratory: Arts and the Anthropocene (University of Alberta, Canada).

Renate Ferro
Visiting Associate Professor
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Department of Art
Tjaden Hall 306
rferro at cornell.edu

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