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Digital Arts Research Center (DARC) Light Lab, Room 306

June 2012

Digital Art & Democracy: People, Places, Participation

Have recent developments in digital art led to new "democratic" spaces? Who constitutes a democratic subject in on-line digital space? What does a new politics of representation look like? How do race and ethnicity appear (or disappear) in such spaces? How can artworks constitute democratic audiences? Join scholars and artists as they discuss these topics and recent online projects. Participants include Jennifer Gonzalez, Carlos Motta, Soraya Murray, Warren Sack and Peggy Weil.

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October 2013

Graduate Seminar with Visiting Artist Carrie Mae Weems

October 21, 2013 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

The recipient of a 2013 MacArthur Foundation grant, Carrie Mae Weems is a photographer and video installation artist examining the complex and contradictory legacy of African American identity, class, and culture in the United States. On October 21st, she will meet with graduate students in a seminar setting for a conversation about how artists talk about their work to the public and to the critics, scholars, and journalists who write about it. Ms. Weems’ art practices intricately document and participate…

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"Unfixed Itineraries: Film and Visual Culture from Arab Worlds"

October 25, 2013 - October 26, 2013

Peter Limbrick, Associate Professor, Film and Digital Media, UCSC Omnia El Shakry, Associate Professor, History, UC Davis Shelby Graham, Director/Curator, Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery, UCSC Soraya Murray, Assistant Professor, Film and Digital Media, UCSC Irene Lusztig, Assistant Professor, Film and Digital Media, UCSC Neda Atanasoski, Associate Professor, Feminist Studies, UCSC Jennifer Derr, Assistant Professor, History, UCSC Unfixed Itineraries has two components: a symposium, free and open to the public, that will take place October 25-26 2013 at the Digital…

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February 2014

Complicated Labors: Feminism, Maternity, and Creative Practice (Symposium & Gallery Exhibition)

February 5, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

The Complicated Labor Research Cluster is an interdisciplinary collaboration that brings together artists, writers, and scholars around questions of feminism, maternity, and creative process. It seeks to center questions of care in our research and art whether they are explicit sites of inspiration and study or simply important to the conditions in which we undertake expressive practices. Through film, visual art and photography, performance, writing, and scholarship we will explore the complexities of contemporary motherhood. This symposium, with keynote address…

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