|Barbara Bickart Art Project Will Be Presented April 20
For release: April 16, 2007
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Lantana Projects, the FedEx Institute of Technology and the University of Memphis College of Communication and Fine Arts will present artist Barbara Bickart's Memphis project Friday, April 20, from 7-9 p.m. at 531 S. Main. (The entrance is on G.E. Patterson.) The event is free and open to the public.
“When” is a video installation performance piece that explores our relationship to the past and the future, highlighting images of visitors to the National Civil Rights Museum. “When” investigates our relationship to this specific cultural, historical site and its legacy.
Bickart is an interdisciplinary artist whose work is project-based. Her projects take the form of video installation, video performance and experimental documentary work. They have been presented globally in locations including London, Argentina, Israel, Croatia, Australia and New York.
Bickart received her B.A. from Douglass College of Rutgers University, where she was a Stanton Anthony Scholar. She earned her M.A. from the New School for Social Research in Media Studies, where she won the Departmental Scholar Award. In 2005-06 she was guest faculty in the Film/New Media Department of Sarah Lawrence College, and is consulting to develop the Radical Film/New Media Laboratory project. She works as a teaching artist with the DreamYard Project in Bronx, N.Y.
The Artist-in-Residence program, designed by Lantana Projects, the FedEx Institute and the College of Communication and Fine Arts, brings international artists in technology and new media to Memphis to explore the unique innovation that occurs from linking renowned artists with research scientists working at the frontier of technology.
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