Daily Archives: April 21, 2008

Nao Bustamante speaks Thursday at noon

Nao Bustamante is an internationally known performance and video artist originating from the San Joaquin Valley of California.  Her (often precarious) work encompasses performance art, sculpture, installation and video. Bustamante has presented in Galleries, Museums, Universities and underground sites all around the world. Her work has been exhibited, among other locales at, the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Arts, and the Kiasma Museum of Helsinki. In 2001 she received the prestigious Anonymous Was a Woman fellowship and in 2007 named a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow, as well as a Lambent Fellow. Most recently she was one of four winners of the Chase Legacy Film Challenge grant in partnership with HBO and Kodak, presented at the Sundance Film Festival 08.

Currently Bustamante is on sabbatical as a visiting scholar at the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center. She holds the position as Associate Professor of New Media and Live Art at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Nao will be speaking at noon on Thursday at the Cat in the Cream as part of the Margin Release New Media Lectures. Lunch will be served.
All Margin Release events are free and open to the public, and supported by the Luce Professorship of the Emerging Arts at Oberlin College/Conservatory.

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Posted by on April 21, 2008 in Uncategorized


slowlab comes to Oberlin

Carolyn Strauss, the founder and director of slowLab, an emerging organization based in New York City with activities worldwide, will be delivering a public lecture at 12:20 on Tuesday, April 22.

SlowLab, founded in 2003, has as its purpose the promotion of “slowness” or “slow design” as a positive catalyst for individual, socio-cultural and environmental well-being. To achieve this, SlowLab has initiated and is growing a network of creative, civic-minded individuals from all areas of the general public to exchange ideas and resources, share knowledge and cooperatively develop projects that positively impact the lives of individuals, the communities they participate in and the planet that we share. Carolyn has been interested in these issues for a long time, having completed her architectural degree in 1992 and entering the debate on sustainable design in 2001. Accordingly, her talk will be held in Hallock Auditorium in the AJLC. Carolyn is coming from the Netherlands with the generous support of the Ward Lecture Fund, Ellen Johnson Visiting Artist Fund and the Environmental Studies Program.

To find out more, visit the slowLab website here.

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Posted by on April 21, 2008 in Visiting Speaker