Visual Arts & Technology Lecture: Liat Berdugo, "The Vows and Reneges of Technology"

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 ( 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm )

Location: Morton 324, Stevens Institute of Technology

The Vows and Reneges of Technology
By Liat Berdugo, Dorot Fellow, Dorot Fellowship in Israel and Video Art Curator, Print Screen International Festival of Digital Art

ABSTRACT
The talk surveys Liat Berdugo’s recent work and research, focusing on her process of grasping technology by looking at its objects: by exploring the physical realm of the digital landscape. Her work questions and complicates the boundary between machine and non-machine, and between machine and body. The talk traces through her video works, installations, texts, photographs, and sculpture objects. In all these projects, she works from the technological, but more so from the logos of the tehknē: from a principle of art that creates its own, often absurd, ground between technology’s vows and its reneges, between what the digital world promises us, and what it redacts.

BIOGRAPHY
Liat Berdugo is an American-Israeli artist whose work focuses on the increasingly ambiguous terrain between the digital and the analog, the online and the offline, and the scientific and the literary. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and festivals internationally, including The Simultan Festival in Romania, the Athens Video Art Festival, and DysTorpia Media Project in New York. She is the 2012 winner of the Anomalous Press Chapbook Competition and her book, The Everyday Maths, was published in 2013. She holds a B.A. in mathematics and philosophy from Brown University and an M.F.A. in Digital and Media art from the Rhode Island School of Design. She lives and works in Tel Aviv.