iEAR Presents! A Brown Bag Colloquium with Media Artist and Curator Kathy Brew: Experimental Journey from Analog to Digital

 iEAR Presents! A Brown Bag Colloquium with Media Artist and Curator Kathy Brew: Experimental Journey from Analog to Digital

West Hall 113

December 12, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Kathy Brew is an artist and curator whose hybrid career spans the realms of media and contemporary art, connecting pioneering video art history to current digital practice. Brew will present and discuss a breadth of works, ranging from her experimental documentary work, public television productions, international curation, and her own recent Fulbright supported research in Peru.

During her brown bag presentation Experimental Journey from Analog to Digital, Kathy Brew will present her work which spans the realms of media and contemporary art, connecting pioneering video art history to current digital practice. Brew will present and discuss a breadth of works, ranging from her award-wining independent video work, public television productions, international curation, and her recent Fulbright supported research in Peru. Brew will screen her own media projects that range from current work to Mixed Messages, an experimental documentary about gender stereotyping in popular culture that was made before the digital revolution that has added resonance thirty years later considering today’s “Me Too” movement.

A widely respected curator, Brew currently serves as the programmer of the Museum of Modern Art Doc Fortnight series, and she has served as the Co-Director of the Margaret Mead Film and Video Festival at the American Museum of Natural History. A widely published author, her work has appeared in Women, Art & Technology (MIT Press).

Kathy Brew is an award-winning video maker with experience as an experimental and independent documentary producer in public television, she is currently serving her third year as guest curator for MoMA’s Doc Fortnight. She is on the faculty in the MFA Art Practice Department at the School of Visual Arts and in the Graduate Program at the School of Media Studies at the New School.  In 2018 she was awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant and recently spent four months in Peru. 

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