Lecture and Post-Talk Reception
Thursday, Feb 6, 2014, 5:00 PM
Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts, Room 124
Stephanie Rothenberg’s artistic practice engages performance, installation, and digital media to create provocative interactions that expose the power dynamics within technological utopias. Moving between offline and online worlds, her artworks map the impact of new technologies on cultural identity, the workplace and our natural environments. Stephanie has exhibited internationally in venues such as the Sundance Film Festival, MASS MoCA, Transmediale and the Whitney Museum Artport and is a recipient of numerous awards, most recently from the Harpo Foundation and Creative Capital. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Visual Studies at SUNY Buffalo.
Making the Invisible Visible
Stephanie will discuss a series of her interactive media projects that explore how new technologies are remapping both the body and our global landscape. Her work reflects on the history of early motion economics that re-engineered the body to fit the streamlined desires of modern industry to the contemporary, dis-embodied, outsourced laborer of the networked society. Merging virtual environments with performance, public space and the organic, Stephanie calls our attention to the hidden infrastructures and dynamic systems that shape our physical and immaterial worlds.
This talk is part of the Cornell Council for the Arts’ 2014 Biennial, "Intimate Cosmologies: The Aesthetics of Scale in an Age of Nanotechnology," and the Department of Performing and Media Arts' "New Directions in Media" visiting speaker series.