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  Feb 6th 10-11:30am Panel discussion The End at Pratt Upload  

Chair: Everett Kane
Panelists: Jennifer Krasinski (freelance art critic: Art Forum, Village Voice), Tommy Hartung (visual artist), Blake Carrington (artist), Rachel Steinberg (curator and Gallery Director of Soho20 Gallery, Brooklyn)

This panel addresses themes of death, tragedy and apocalypse as strategies for meaning in art. Our overriding question will be how does "The End" function these days and how does technology condition it? Presentations will touch on the aesthetics of terror, depictions of death and suicide, the affective turn in the art world, the role of religious subject matter, communication systems in disaster scenarios, and the implications of socio-political strands within contemporary art practices.

As part of the panel I'll be giving a short presentation called THE END OF INFORMATION (SPECULATIVE FORENSICS).

Pratt Upload 2016 is a symposium that invites artists to examine our digital reality in all its multifarious forms. FREE and open to the public. More info on panels, workshops, and keynote speaker Lorna Mills here.

  March 3 -April 9 "Strata Systems" in Variables States group exhibition  

Upfor Gallery
929 NW Flanders Street
Portland, OR 97209

March 3 – April 9, 2016
First Thursday opening reception March 3, 6 – 8pm
Southern Graphics Council International: March 30 – April 2, 2016

This group exhibition is focused at the intersection of printmaking and technology: both how technology is integrated into traditional practice, and how it can expand print beyond those boundaries. Participating artists include Janet Ballweg, Blake Carrington, Edwige Charlot, Brenna Murphy, Alyson Provax, Paul Soulellis, Krista Svalbonas and Sang-Mi Yoo.

Curated by Heather Lee Birdsong

  Cathedral Scan album now available on Bandcamp  

  Cathedral Scan (Drums Version) performance with Leo Lazar  

  The Year We Make Contact two-channel video installation  

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