Guest Talk – Sofía Sienra

We will have Visual Artist Sofía Sienra  in our next colloquium held on 25 Oct 2016 (Tuesday) to give a talk with the topic “Hacking the world. Towards an aesthetic of the invisible”. The talk will be started at 5:00 pm in M6094 Future Cinema Studio.

Date: 25 Oct 2016 (Tuesday)
Time: 5:00 pm
Venue: M6094 Future Cinema Studio, Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, 18 Tat Hong Avenue, Kowloon Tong

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Topic: Hacking the world. Towards an aesthetic of the invisible

Abstract:
In a context of hyper-lighting and surveillance society remaining hidden or anonymous has become almost impossible. Invisibility is conceived not only as the strategic way of operation of power but as a tactical space of cultural production. This presentation seeks to explore the realm of the unseen and discuss the invisibilization process in visual arts from three categories: the artist, the subject and the context. Instead of claiming a leading role and producing objects of worship, there are practices that operate outside official channels, creating their own paths, hacking structures in a nomadic attitude that aims to reshape the world.

About the Speaker:
Sofía Sienra is a researcher, professor and visual artist born in Uruguay who lives in Mexico since 2012. She graduated from the Master in Visual Studies with honors for the work entitled “Minimal actions. Towards an aesthetic of the invisible”. Her research interests focus on the intersection between aesthetics, technology and politics. She participated in several collective art exhibitions in Uruguay, England and Mexico. Professionally, she has worked as a cultural journalist, photographer and audiovisual producer. In the academic field, Sofía has published articles and books, shared her research in several meetings, seminars and conferences (Center for Digital Culture, Museum of Fine Arts in Mexico City) and organized two conventions at Mexico University (International Week of Sound and Visual Studies International Forum).

To find out more about Sofía Sienra , you can check out her pages.

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