The Social Image
February 7, 2017
Image courtesy of Danielle Ezzo
February 7, 7-9pm
This panel is a rumination by artists and thinkers on the social, aesthetic, and technical future of imaging. Accessible tools for image capture such as camera phones have transformed photography. And the development of algorithms that rank, parse and tag digital images has completely changed how they circulate. How can artists work within this landscape to generate novel representations?
Caroline Sinders is a researcher and artist who focuses on design, machine learning, online harassment and emotional trauma inside of systems. She sometimes takes photographs.
Nathan Jurgenson is a sociologist and social media theorist, the founder and editor in chief of Real Life magazine, the co-founder and chair of the Theorizing the Web conference, a contributing editor of the New Inquiry, and a researcher at Snapchat.
Danielle navigates the photographic medium with a discursive interest in the “edges” of photography and it’s relationship to the historical, technological and the ever-growing “new aesthetic” and how it meets the human form. Her practice involves connecting visceral, optical and conceptual relationships with one another by creating a new visual taxonomy for looking at the figure through a post photographic lens.
Naima Green is a Brooklyn based artist and educator. Her artwork and research explores Blackness, perceived cultural identity, belonging, green cities and urban design. Green completed a fellowship in the Bronx Museum’s Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) Program (2016). She was an Artist-in-Residence at Vermont Studio Center (2015) and recipient of the Myers Art Prize at Columbia University (2013).
Joiri Minaya is a Dominican – American artist born in 1990. Living between the United States and the Dominican Republic (and having lived in Belgium for a while) has made Minaya aware of her own difference and subjectivity depending on context. Influenced by this, her work meditates on representation, identity constructions, gender roles, migration and nature from a personal place but also through larger transcultural and historical frames.