Objects + Methods Lecture Series
Thursday 17 November, 2016
Grace Street Theatre
On Art Activism, Archiving as an Art Practice, Terror, Digital Colonialism, and Xenophobia
Morehshin Allahyari, a new media artist, activist, educator, and occasional curator who thinks about technology as a poetic means to document the personal and collective lives we live and our struggles as humans in the 21st century. Born and raised in Iran, Morehshin moved to the U.S. in 2007. Since then, she has become co-author of the #Additivist Manifesto, a project that deals extensively with the political, social, and cultural contradictions we face every day, and has been a part of numerous exhibitions and festivals around the world. At Eyebeam, she will be researching digital colonialism through 3D fabrication.