This talk has been rescheduled from its original date of November 6, 2020.
Zach Blas is an artist, filmmaker, and writer whose practice spans moving image, computation, theory, performance, and science fiction. He is a Lecturer in the Department of Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London.
Blas has exhibited, lectured, and held screenings internationally, recently at the de Young Museum, Tate Modern, Walker Art Center, 2018 Gwangju Biennale, the 68th Berlin International Film Festival, Matadero Madrid, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Art in General, Gasworks, Van Abbemuseum, Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore, e-flux, Whitechapel Gallery, ZKM Center for Art and Media, and Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo. Recent works have addressed fantasies of artificial intelligence, policing as mysticism, the crystals balls of Silicon Valley, time travel, and dildos. His practice has been supported by a Creative Capital award in Emerging Fields, the Arts Council England, Edith-Russ-Haus für Medienkunst, and the United Kingdom Arts and Humanities Research Council.
Blas’s writings can be found in the collections You Are Here: Art After the Internet, Documentary Across Disciplines, Queer: Documents of Contemporary Art, and e-flux journal. His work has been written about and featured in Artforum, Frieze, ArtReview, BBC, The Guardian, and The New York Times. His artist monograph Unknown Ideals will be published in 2021 with Edith-Russ-Haus für Medienkunst and Sternberg Press.
The Design and Technology programs at Parsons present Cloud Salon, a Zoom webinar series that invites artists, designers, technologists, and industry professionals to present projects and to engage in direct conversations with participants. This fall, DT is partnering on Cloud Salon curation with black beyond.
This talk will begin with a 20-minute presentation by Zach Blas, followed by a 40-minute conversation with participants, moderated by Xin Xin, Assistant Professor of Interaction and Media Design at Parsons.
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