Artists pushing boundaries of form and content
Join us for a panel discussion on Evie Leder’s The Objects, on view at ASC Project through June 2014. Moderated by Beth Pickens, with panelists Evie Leder, Dorothy Santos, and “objects” Brontez Purnell and Mica Sigourney. Space is limited, so RSVP.
Born in New Orleans in 1964, Evie Leder received an MFA from UC Davis and a BA from Hampshire College. Leder is a winner of San Francisco Arts Commission Individual Artist Grant, The Princess Grace Award in undergraduate film, a New York Expo of Short Film Jury Award, and a Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence Award. She is a founding member of the lesbianfilm collective and has been making video based art since 1991. Leder has shown work at film festivals and galleries internationally including: The Sundance Channel, Tampere International Short Film Festival, Frameline, The New Festival, Mix NY, Outfest, The Poetry Video Festival, South By Southwest, New York Expo of Short Film and Video, Pence Gallery, Somarts Cultural Center, Milk Gallery, Euro Underground Film Festival and Art Matters among many others.
Dorothy Santos is a writer whose research areas include computational aesthetics, programming, coding, open source culture and their effects on contemporary art. Born and raised in San Francisco, California, she holds Bachelor’s degrees in Philosophy and Psychology from the University of San Francisco, and received her Master’s degree in Visual and Critical Studies at the California College of the Arts. She currently serves as an editor for the New Asterisk magazine and The Civic Beat. Her work appears in Hyperallergic, Art21, Art Practical, Creative Applications Network, Daily Serving, Planting Rice, and Stretcher. She has lectured and spoken at the de Young Museum, San Francisco Art Institute, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and ZERO1: The Art and Technology Network. She also serves as a board member for the SOMArts Cultural Center.
Her thesis Narratives of Marginalized Bodies: Exploring Third Space in Contemporary New Media and Digital Art (2014) focused on new media and digital artists who interrogate the body as the site of interaction in relationship to architecture, augmented, and virtual spaces. Through her investigation of the body’s mediation through haptic technologies and virtual gamification, she argued that the unorthodox applications of mass media technologies reveal critical narratives of obscured and marginalized people.