Featuring Nancy Baker Cahill, Joan Jonas, and Charlotte Kent.
In this talk
Nancy Baker Cahill
New media artist Nancy Baker Cahill examines systemic power, selfhood, and embodied consciousness through drawing and shared immersive space. She is the Founder and Artistic Director of 4th Wall, a free Augmented Reality (AR) art platform exploring resistance and inclusive creative expression. Her geolocated AR installations have been exhibited globally and have earned her profiles in The New York Times, Frieze Magazine, and other publications. Her work has been exhibited internationally at museums and galleries. Baker Cahill was an artist scholar in the Berggruen Institute’s inaugural Transformations of the Human Fellowship, and a 2021 resident at Oxy Arts’ ‘Encoding Futures,’ focused on AR monuments. She is a TEDx speaker and a member of the Guild of Future Architects.
Immersed in 1960s downtown New York art scene, Joan Jonas studied with the choreographer Trisha Brown for two years and was influenced by the work of John Cage and Claes Oldenburg. Adopting the idea of art-as-process, she turned from painting and sculpture to performance art. In the early 70s, her work became increasingly symbolic, gamelike, and ritualistic. By the 80s, she began to create complex, nonlinear narratives premised on literary and historical texts, including science-fiction, medieval Icelandic sagas, and, more recently, the writings and biography of the art historian Aby Warburg. Her most recent work explores the relationship between new digital media and performance in multichannel video installations.
Assistant professor of visual culture Charlotte Kent, PhD, has a particular interest in historical frameworks for assorted practices, digital culture, and the absurd. She writes for assorted magazines and publishes her research in various academic journals. She is an Editor-at-Large for the Brooklyn Rail.