[-empyre-] Welcome Dan Lichtman, July on -empyre- Bodies and Voices

Renate Terese Ferro rferro at cornell.edu
Tue Jul 3 13:44:13 AEST 2018

It is with very WARM welcome that we introduce Dan Lichtman to our –empyre- soft-skinned community.  Record warmth has moved into Ithaca, NY with the high today of 100 degrees For those of you who have lived or visited upstate New York this is an unusual heat wave.  Here in Central NYS air conditioning usually occurs when you open both windows of your home and have the wind circulate!

It was in Ithaca in fact that we first met Dan Lichtman as a brilliant student at Cornell.  Since then we have had the privilege of not only collaborating on one of his projects, but inviting him to Cornell as a guest critic.  We are thrilled that he agreed to host this month’s topic on –empyre- Bodies and Voices: an exploration of how multiplicities of body and voice produce narrative in video and media art. Dan will be introducing the topic and explaining the format changes. His biography is listed below.  We are also looking forward to Dan’s ideas as he sits on our newly formed –empyre- editorial board. Welcome Dan and thank you for agreeing to join –empyre-.  

Daniel Lichtman is a New York-based artist who works in performance, video and installation. Working with improvised and scripted language, new and found material, his work presents exuberant and over-the-top displays of personal testimony. In particular, his work explores age and gender, and the fragile forms of power, solidarity and autonomy brought about by sharing your story.

Lichtman’s recent solo projects include BRIC Arts and Media House, Brooklyn; Dynamo Arts Association, Vancouver; the National University of Colombia, Bogota; and The Woodmill, London. Group projects include punt-WG, Amsterdam; Hercules Project Space, The Drawing Center, The Queens Museum and The Bronx Museum, all in New York; University of Oxford, The ICA, The Tetley and the Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, all in the UK. Residencies include BRIC Arts and Media House, The Drawing Center, The National University of Colombia and Flat Time House, London. 

Lichtman received his MFA from Goldsmiths, University of London. He teaches studio art, art history and critical theory at St. Johns University, New York.

Organized by Daniel Lichtman

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

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