Artist Talk: Andrea Polli
Join us for an Artist Talk with Andrea Polli at Bullseye Santa Fe
Saturday, August 10, 2019 11am-12pm
We are facing a crossroads. Technologies once thought to save humanity have dire consequences. While utopian predictions of social interaction, global collaboration, and material convenience have come true beyond our wildest dreams, but we cannot sustain this new status quo. To examine this problem, we look to the words of ubiquitous computing pioneer Mark Weiser: What are the social and cultural effects of defining the natural and man-made environment as “information” space? How can and should a sustainable social media practice emerge from and engage with the environment?
My research investigates the impacts of media and technology through designing and creating projects related to media technology, environment, and social change.
Andrea Polli is an environmental artist working at the intersection of art, science and technology. Her interdisciplinary research has been presented as public artworks, media installations, community projects, performances, broadcasts, mobile and geolocative media, publications, and through the curation and organization of public exhibitions and events. She creates artworks designed to raise awareness of environmental issues. Often these works express scientific data obtained through her collaborations with scientists and engineers and have taken the form of sound art, vehicle-based works, public light works, mobile media experiences, and bio-art and design. Polli holds an MFA in Time Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a PhD in practice-led research from the University of Plymouth in the UK.
Artist Statement: "There is more information available at our fingertips during a walk in the woods than in any computer system." Mark Weiser, The Computer for the 21st Century, 1991
Artist Talk: Santa Fe/ August 10, 2019 / Saturday 11am-12pm / FREE
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