Past Event

Hot Media: Session 4

Season Finale: Dis/embodiment

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Discussion and Screening

Thursday, April 22, 2010 – 1:00PM to 3:00PM
Gallery 400 Lecture Room
400 South Peoria Street

Hot Media 4 Primary

Hot Media is an experiment in collective curation. It is also a forum to stimulate interdisciplinary dialogue on art/media topics relevant to many across the UIC campus and beyond. We curate and present programs consisting of moving image works, interactive arts, visual arts, music, performance, scholarly talks, and you name what else. It is an informal yet engaging opportunity to hear, see, and discuss with like-minded culture enthusiasts.

For the fourth and final session of the 2009–2010 academic year, we take on the heavy topic of embodiment and its many forms. Is there room for visceral experience in media/tech saturation? How does the gendered body continue to function? How does the built environment affect embodiment? We will screen moving image works, host three guest presentations, and offer other delights aimed at shedding light on these inquiries. Join in the discussion and tell us your thoughts on bodies, hybrid bodies, anti-bodies, and whatever else might apply. Expect surprises as we bring this year’s series of discussions to a haptically charged climax.

Featuring guest presenters:

  • Ellen Alderman-Hartwell (theorist, UIC)
  • Kristi McGuire (artist/writer, SAIC)
  • Michael Sirianni (artist, UIC)

And works for the screen by:

  • The Men in Tights
  • Oblong Industries
  • Marina Abramovic
Image: Oblong Industries, overview: g-speak, 2008, video, 3:06 min. (still).