EdLab has selected three artists – Daniel Iglesia (New York, New York), Lara Kohl (New York, New York), and Margot Herster (Austin, Texas) – for the first EdLab Digital Art Residency (EDAR). The residency will take place from July 1st to August 29th at the Gottesman Libraries. Having artists working on site, EdLab hopes to generate discussions about digital visual culture and education, and support cross-disciplinary dialogues among the Teachers College community and the contemporary art world through artists’ creative use of technologies.
At this session, the artists will introduce their work, discuss plans for the summer residency, and open a conversation about the contemporary artworld.
This summer, these artists will work with several different digital media – 3-D virtual visual experience by Daniel Iglesia, media sculptural installation by Lara Kohl, and digital image presentations by Margot Herster. In addition, their projects for EDAR investigate social and political issues in contemporary society. For example, during an election year in America now, Kohl's video installation addresses the idealism of "the American Dream" by constructing a pier from recycle wood materials in the library. Herster examines social issues from depicting people's life in detention at the U.S. Naval Station Guantánamo Bay, Cuba throughout more then 2000 images of her collection, text, and audio installation. Iglesia, who is a musician and performance artist, uses online databases to create an interactive work of sound and vision.
Where: Second Floor, Gottesman Libraries