Camrade ,what is your visual bond today?
In this digitally driven world, we are surrounded by images and debris of audio visual production which with a dizzying speed are reconfigured altered and dispersed and then over again accelerating into infinity and crashing and falling apart. For this event Jenny Marketou will discuss her recent video work THE CHOIR and her research art project DIGITAL TRASH which is concerned with the politics of representation, the power of the “avalanche” , the alternative economy of images, their paths of circulation in the contemporary (art) world , the film essay and the confines of (art ) education as well as the impact they have in the politics of truth and documentary strategies in telling story and in the anaesthetization of the real in our culture. The discussion will be accompanied by video screenings and will conclude with an open discussion and refreshments
Jenny Marketou is a Greek born and New York based interdisciplinary artist, educator and initiator of the Media Lounge for College Art Association (CAA) as a site to explore new models and phenomena in a collective art education. Using video, photography, installation, internet public interventions and research projects as sites for production, situated knowledge and practices of becoming together she has created a body of works which probes collective anxieties and phobias and reveals things which are usually repressed. Her themes speculate on the impact of digitization, warfare and mobile machines as agency on the fabric of our social lives and how they formulate the politics of truth and visual representation in art. She has taught at Cooper Union School of Art in NYC and she is currently faculty at the Art School at Cal Arts in Valencia, CA.She has exhibited widely at galleries and museums internationally including the Tinguely Museum in Basel; Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin; 13th Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space; Art Biennial of Cartegena de Indias; 4Athens Biennial; The Highline, NYC; Reina Sofia National Museum of Contemporary Art; ZKM; KUMU Art Museum; Atrium Museo Basco; EMST; New Museum; MoCA; CornerHouse; Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA) Glasgow: and Rincon Projects, Bogota and Nohra Haime Gallery in NYC among other venues.
Supported by the DAAD Programme: Partnerships with Greek Institutions of Higher Education 2014 – 2016 / A Cooperation between the Academy of Fine Art Munich (ADBK) and the Athens School of Fine Arts (ASFA)