Join us in conversation with Graduate Dean Delinda Collier and Assistant Professor Art and Technology Studies Lee Blalock.
The Art History + Practice Conversations Series places AH faculty in dialogue with artists and designers working in other departments at SAIC.
Lee Blalock is a Chicago based artist and educator presenting alternative and hyphenated states of being through technology-mediated processes. Interested in how technologies support the idea of impossible anatomies, behaviors and performances, the work is an exercise in body modification by way of amplified behavior or "change-of-state". Lee also works under the moniker of L^2, whose most recent live work embraces noise and fissure as a natural state of being for bodies living in hybrid states. Lee is an Assistant Professor in the Art and Technology Studies Department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Delinda Collier is Professor of Art History, Theory and Criticism and Interim Dean of Graduate Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her research interests are in old and new media in Africa, Luso-African Art, and Cold War modernisms. She is the author of Repainting the Walls of Lunda: Information Colonialism and Angolan Art (University of Minnesota, 2016) and Media Primitivism: Technological Art in Africa (Duke, 2020), among many articles, essays, and reviews.
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