President's Dream Colloquium on Creative Ecologies

Earth Evidence

November 7, 2019

About the Speaker

Elizabeth Povinelli
Director and Reader, Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmith’s, University of London

Susan Schuppli is an artist and researcher based in London, whose work examines material evidence from war and conflict to environmental disasters. Current work explores the ways in which toxic ecologies from nuclear accidents and oil spills to contaminates in Arctic ice are producing an extreme ‘image’ archive of material wrongs. Creative projects have been exhibited throughout Europe, Asia, Canada, and the US. Recent projects include Eavesdropping, Ian Potter Museum Melbourne, Nature Represents Itself & Slick Images, SculptureCenter, New York, Trace Evidence, a video trilogy commissioned by Arts Catalyst UK & Bildmuseet, Sweden and Atmospheric Feedback Loops, a Vertical Cinema commission for Sonic Acts, Amsterdam. She has published widely within the context of media and politics and is author of the forthcoming book, Material Witness (MIT Press), which is also the subject of an experimental documentary.

She is Reader and Director of the Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmiths where she is also an affiliate artist-researcher and Board Chair of Forensic Architecture. Previously she was Senior Research Fellow and Project Co-ordinator of Forensic Architecture. Prior to working in the UK she was an Associate Professor in visual/media arts in Canada. Schuppli received her PhD from Goldsmiths and participated in the Whitney Independent Study Program after completing her MFA at the University of California San Diego. She is the recipient of the 2016 ICP Infinity Award.

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