Michelle Dizon | at land’s edge: Thought and Action
Where: The Cooper Union
7 E. 7th St. | 41 Cooper Sq.
212-353-4100 Price: Free
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Michelle Dizon is an artist, filmmaker and writer. Her focus is on questions of postcoloniality, globalization, social movements, human rights, and historical memory. Dizon works between Los Angeles and Manila. Dizon has had solo exhibitions at the Jorge B. Vargas Museum and Filipiniana Research Center at the University of the Philippines and at The Gallery at UTA, University of Texas at Arlington. Her work has been exhibited at the REDCAT Gallery, Los Angeles; the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco; the Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE); the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive of the University of California; Artist’s Television Access, San Francisco; Southern Exposure, San Francisco; Film Arts Foundation, San Francisco; the Cinema Project, Portland; the Women in the Director’s Chair Festival, Chicago; the Asian American International Film Festival, New York; the Visual Communications Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival; the San Diego Asian Film Festival; Cinemanila, Makati City, Philippines; Documental, and universities internationally.
Michelle Dizon has taught in the Program in Photography and Media at the California Institute of the Arts, Valencia and she is currently on the faculty of the Vermont College of Fine Arts. Dizon holds a BA in English and History of Art from the University of California, Berkeley, and an MFA in Interdisciplinary Studio from the Department of Art at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is completing a Ph.D. in the Department of Rhetoric with designated emphases in Film and Women, Gender, and Sexuality at the University of California, Berkeley.
The Intra-Disciplinary Seminar (IDS) Public Lecture Series, designed as an introduction to some of the most pressing questions driving contemporary thought and practice, consists of lectures by artists, theorists, activists, designers, writers, curators, and other practitioners involved in the arts from positions that embody an interdisciplinary approach or that imply new uses for disciplinary traditions.
This year’s series is organized along three general directions: “Open Space: Building”, where we look at the social function of architecture, and how people move through space or build physical or symbolic spaces. “Open Image: Thresholds of Form”, where we think about the practice of image making, as well as the perception and interpretation of aesthetic production. “Open Methods: The (Post-)Colonial Contemporary”, where we wonder how to theorize the present moment, with regard to its political and ethical dimensions. IDS is organized by Leslie Hewitt, assistant professor at the School of Art of The Cooper Union, and Omar Berrada the director of Dar al-Ma’mûn, a library and artists’ residency in Marrakech and an adjunct instructor at The Cooper Union.Buy tickets/get more info now