Nov 12, 2008, 12:00 PM
Design Visualization Lab
Patrick Lichty - Lecture/Presentation
Patrick Lichty is a technologically-based conceptual/performance artist, writer, and independent curator. For much of the past ten years, Patrick Lichty's performance has involved issues including presence/anonymity and critical personae, collaborating with Guillermo Gomez-Pena, Fluxus, Annie Sprinkle, and RTMark. Lichty is the co-founder of Second Front, the rst performance art company in Second Life. He is a collaborator and animator in the activist group, The Yes Men. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of Intelligent Agent Magazine in NYC, in partnership with Whitney Museum of American Art digital arts curator, Christiane Paul. Venues in which Lichty has been involved with solo and collaborative works include the Whitney Biennial, the Venice Bienniale, as well as the International Symposium on the Electronic Arts (ISEA). Further curatorial of note include (re)distributions: Mobile Device and PDA Art and
his role as Microcinema International's Mobile Exposure cellphone video festival. His art work has most recently featured in the exhibition, Dreaming of a More Better Future, at the Cleveland Institute of Art with Kevin and Jennifer McCoy and Vito Acconci. Patrick Lichty is currently Professor of interactive Arts and Media at Columbia College Chicago.
For this lecture/presentation, Lichty will present the origins, necessities, and benefits ts of collaborative practices in New Media. Art groups such as RTMark, the Yes Men and Second Front will serve as both models and examples. The emergence of the New Media 'Collectives' and its relationship with the distributed nature of contemporary culture will be discussed. Lichty will also show a selection of his recent works, performances, and exhibitions (both independent and collaborative).
The Design Visualization Laboratory (DVL) a high-tech computational studio
shared by the Electronic Visualization and Industrial Design programs of the UIC School of Art and Design.
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