FALL 2012 Lecture Series

Department of Digital Art Fall 2012  Lecture Series
5 Wednesdays from 12:45pm – 1:45pm in Myrtle Hall – Lecture Rm 4E-3, 4th Floor
200 Willoughby Ave Brooklyn, NY | ddals@pratt.edu | 718.636.3411

Sept 12 John Dilworth | Sept 19 Mark Amerika | Oct 3 RibuoliDigital (Andre Ribuoli and Jennifer Mahlman) | Nov 7 Marina Zurkow | Nov 28 Joy Garnett


Wednesday, November 28

Artist Joy Garnett will deliver a lecture titled “Painting and the Technical Image World” as part of the Department of Digital Arts’ fall 2012 lecture series. The talk will take place on Wednesday, November 28th from 12:45 PM to 1:45 PM in Myrtle Hall, Lecture Room 4E-3, on Pratt’s Brooklyn campus. The lecture is FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Garnett is a New York-based artist whose paintings are based on news photographs, scientific imagery, and military documents she gathers from the Internet and uses to 

examine the apocalyptic-sublime at the intersections of media, politics, and culture. Her work is often associated with sampling in new media art and with appropriation art. Garnett’s 2003 painting Molotov has drawn international scrutiny to issues of ownership and fair use in appropriation art. Her work has been reproduced in numerous publications including Harper’s, Perspecta: The Yale School of Architecture Journal and Cabinet magazine. 

Since 2005, Garnett has served as arts editor at Cultural Politics, a contemporary culture, politics, and media journal published by Duke University Press. She is the editor of NEWSgrist, which she launched in 2000. Represented by the Winkleman Gallery in New York City, Garnett has shown her work at MoMA P.S.1 and the Whitney Museum of American Art. 

Garnett studied at the École des beaux-arts, Paris and received her MFA from The City College of New York. She has received numerous fellowships, including a grant from Anonymous Was a Woman. 

For more information on Garnett:
twitter: @joygarnett


Wednesday, November 7

Marina Zurkow makes media works about humans and their relationships to animals, plants and the weather. By turns humorous and contemplative, these take the form of animation, print graphics, sculpture, and participatory temporary public art works.

Nature has long been a stage upon which we project ourselves, making ourselves other. The series Crossing the Waters focused on climate change; a contemplation on catastrophe, it pictured ways in which we imagine nature within us, and nature without us. Friends and Enemies (which includes the Mesocosm works and Heraldic Crests for Invasive Species) mines the intersection of bias, inclusion, and kinship in our relations with other species in the midst of altered or depleted landscapes. Friends and Enemies includes dinners and tastings, lectures, animations, and printed materials.

Since 2000, Zurkow has exhibited at The Sundance Film Festival, The Rotterdam Film Festival, The Seoul Media City Biennial, Ars Electronica, Creative Time, The Kitchen, The Walker Art Center, The National Museum for Women in the Arts, and Eyebeam, and other venues. She is a 2011 Guggenheim Fellow, and has been a NYFA Fellow, a Rockefeller New Media Fellow, and a Creative Capital grantee. Zurkow is on faculty at NYU’s Interactive Technology Program (ITP), and lives in Brooklyn, NY. She is represented by bitforms gallery.



Wednesday, October 3

Jennifer Mahlman & Andre Ribuoli

Andre Ribuoli and Jennifer Mahlman founded Ribuoli Digital, a collaborative fine art studio specializing
in creating original artists’ projects and editions utilizing digital technology and traditional printmaking techniques, in New York City in 2009.
Mahiman works in a variety of print media and specializes in using photopolymer plates for photogravure. Along with collaborating with and printing
 for artists and studios, she also creates and exhibits her own prints. Ribuoli has printed for a number of fine art studios over the past 15 years.
Prior to founding Ribuoli Digital, he was the director of Pamplemousse Press, the digital studio at Pace Editions.
>>>  http://ribuolidigital.com/ <<<      


Wednesday, September 19


Mark Amerika’s work has been exhibited internationally at venues such as the Whitney Biennial of American Art, the Denver Art Museum, the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, and the Walker Art Center. In 2009-2010, The National Museum of Contemporary Art in Athens, Greece, hosted Amerika’s comprehensive retrospective exhibition entitled UNREALTIME. He is the author of many books including remixthebook (University of Minnesota Press, 2011 — remixthebook.com) and his collection of artist writings entitled META/DATA: A Digital Poetics (The MIT Press, 2007). His latest art work, Museum of Glitch Aesthetics, was commissioned by the Abandon Normal Devices Festival in conjunction with the London 2012 Olympics. Amerika is a Professor of Art and Art History at the University of Colorado at Boulder and Principal Research Fellow in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Science at La Trobe University. More information can found at his website, markamerika.com and at his twitter feed @markamerika

JOHN DILWORTH – Irrational Reactions: The Independent Animation of An Irrational Mind
Wednesday, September 12

Academy Award nominated director John R. Dilworth is a New York-based animation director and designer whose work has appeared on CBS, Showtime, HBO, FOX, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, MTV, Canal +, and Arte. His films have screened in museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Guggenheim Museum in New York City. He is the founder of Stretch Films, Inc., one of the leading design and production studios for animation in New York City.  Dilworth has produced and directed over 15 independent and sponsored short films that have screened worldwide.  Dilworth’s 1995 animated short film, THE CHICKEN FROM OUTER SPACE, sponsored by Hanna-Barbera and Cartoon Network, was nominated for an Academy Award, an Annie Award, and a Cable ACE Award. In 1998, Dilworth turned THE CHICKEN FROM OUTER SPACE into a series for Cartoon Network entitled COURAGE THE COWARDLY DOG. He served as executive producer, director, and co-writer of all 104 shorts, as well as voicing numerous characters. COURAGE THE COWARDLY DOG is one of Cartoon Network’s top-rated shows and has been broadcast continuously since 1999 on both Cartoon Network and Boomerang!   Dilworth’s 2005 independent film, LIFE IN TRANSITION, has received international recognition, being awarded Best of Show at the ASIFA-East Animation Festival, Maverick Award for Best Animation at Woodstock Film Festival, and Nominated for an Annie Award for Best Animated Short among others.  The film was selected for the 2005 tour “Animation Show of Shows,” the best of contemporary international animation.

In 2011 Dilworth completed his seventeenth short film, BUNNY BASHING, which can be seen at http://stretchfilms.com/bunnybashing/. The website for many of John R. Dilworth’s animation is www.stretchfilms.com.


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