Like the magnetic head of a tape recorder reading a cassette tape, the viewer draws audio from a portrait to hear the anecdotes from citizens of former Eastern Europe remembering their Communist past in Lisa Moren’s project Récord, recórd, recollection. Moren will present several projects that intersect technologies, phenomena and compelling narratives, and range from fading prints, to the moment analog TV died, to pigments collected from polluted sites such as various urban waterways that feed into the Chesapeake Bay. She will talk about her production of marbleized papers from oil collected in the Gulf of Mexico during the BP Deep Water Horizon Rigs oil spill that devastated the region, and her latest work exploring a coded system of ecology and economy in the Australian outback.
When: Friday, February 8, 2013, from 4 to 6 p.m.
Where: Hexagram-Concordia Resource Centre, Engineering, Computer Science and Visual Arts Integrated Complex (1515 Ste-Catherine St. W.), Room EV 11.705, Sir George Williams Campus
Lisa Moren is an artist who has been making interactive installations, works on paper and public interventions for over 20 years. She has exhibited her work widely at American institutions including the Chelsea Art Museum and Cranbrook Art Museum and in many venues abroad such as Ars Electronica and Akademie der Kunste, and is currently working with the Artists Research Network, part of LaTrobe University in Melbourne Australia. She is an Associate Professor of Visual Art at the University of Maryland, and lives in Baltimore with her husband and two children.
• Hexagram Concordia Centre for Research-Creation in Media Arts and Technologies
• Lisa Moren’s website
• University of Maryland