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Saturday, April 21, 6 PM
Video and public space artist Laurel Beckman gives a lecture at CAF on her work as an artist and professor. Beckman’s art is an investigation of perceptual phenomena, language, the built environment, and affect. By working with and nurturing eccentric public spaces such as digital billboards and gas pump TV screens, Laurel Beckman highlights perception and public display while attending to themes at the crossroads of consciousness, social conditions, meta-physics, and science. Employing a wide range of media and distribution strategies, her sanctioned and unsanctioned projects often enlist commercial and civic spaces in efforts to contribute meaningfully to the cultural landscape. Beckman is a professor of Digital Media, Experimental Video/Animation, and Public Space Arts at the University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA.
The smART Talks program serves to increase awareness of local artists through a series of three talks a year by local artists about their work, careers, and creative process. The series, begun in 1996, was created in honor of Helen Rosenberg, mother of Susan Rose, and grandmother of Julie Weiner, and honors artists who live and work in the Santa Barbara area.
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