Encouraging new creative collaborations has always been an integral part of the Facility of Arts Research’s (FAR) mission. In this visiting artist program, artists are commissioned to spend a week working at FAR and FSU faculty members who share research interests with the resident will be invited as collaborators. By bringing together artists and scholars from divergent fields, FAR hopes to create an atmosphere for creative conversations that leads to unexpected outcomes. As a part of the FAR & Away visit, artists will be featured in a public event that could take the form of a discussion, lecture, demonstration, or performance. There will be opportunities for students and faculty to interact with the artist and participate in the project. A podcast will also be produced to document each visit.
7PM Tuesday, November 5
Liat Berdugo is an artist, writer, and curator based in Oakland, CA. Berdugo holds a B.A. in mathematics and philosophy from Brown University, an M.F.A. in digital + media from the Rhode Island School of Design, and is currently an assistant professor of Art and Architecture at the University of San Francisco. Her work strives to create an expanded, thoughtful consideration for new media and digital culture. She is the co-founder of World Wide West, co-founder of the Living Room Light Exchange, and Net Art and Special Programs Curator for Israel’s Print Screen Festival. Current research projects include a series of works that interrogate citizen video archives in zones of conflict.
7PM Tuesday, December 10
Sam Van Aken is a contemporary artist and Associate Professor of sculpture at Syracuse University who works beyond traditional modes of art making, crossing artistic genres and disciplines to develop new perspectives on such themes as communication, botany, agriculture, climatology, and the ever-increasing impact of technology. Employing “anti-structures and unknowing as generative processes”, Van Aken’s interventions in the natural and public realm are seen as metaphors that serve as the basis of narrative, sites of place making, and in some cases even become the basis of scientific research.