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[Nettime-bold] New Media Forum IV : "Skin: Engineering the Body..."

Title: New Media Forum IV : "Skin: Engineering the Body..."
New Media Forum IV
Presented by the Maryland Institute College of Art
and the Center for New Media
Monday, April 29, 2002, 7:00 PM (admission free)
Mount Royal Station Auditorium (S3)
Mount Royal Ave. & Cathedral Street in Baltimore
Reception will follow

"Skin: Engineering the Body, Art/Design/Media"
Moderated by Ellen Lupton
with panelists Anthony Aziz, Annet Couwenberg, and Claudia Matzko.

During the 1990s, human understanding of nature was transformed by profound events in science and technology, from the production of genetically altered species and the cloning of a sheep to the mapping of the human genome. This panel will explore how contemporary artists have responded to the radical, sometimes alarming, transformation of nature by using tools and ideas from medicine, biology, design, and digital media. Their work envisions objects, garments, and spaces where natural and artificial life converge. The human organism is revealed as an open system, sustained by countless networks delivering goods, services, and information.

Ellen Lupton is curator of "Skin: Surface and Substance in Contemporary Design" at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York City, from May 7 to September 15, 2002; Annet Couwenberg is a fiber artist and MICA Fiber Department Chair; Anthony Aziz (Aziz + Cucher) has been exhibiting digital photography projects and sculpture since 1991; Claudia Matzko is an experimental artist and foundation and general sculpture studies faculty member at MICA.

New Media Forum is a series of panel discussions presented by the Center for New Media of the Maryland Institute College of Art. The 2001-2002 series is moderated by MICA faculty to include guest artists, engineers, designers, and scholars from the Baltimore area and beyond. The Forum focuses on critical perspectives that attempt to make sense of the changing cultural phenomena resulting from the emergence of new technologies.

For more information:

Center for New Media

"Skin: Surface, Substance, and Design," Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum

MICA Office of Communications