Laurie Beth Clark LIVE@STUDIO Visits!

October 8, 2011 Comments Off on Laurie Beth Clark LIVE@STUDIO Visits!

This week we welcome artist, educator, and writer Laurie Beth Clark from Madison Wisconsin to Nevins Theater at 9am!

Laurie Beth Clark is a Professor of Non-Static Forms in the Art Department of the University of Wisconsin where, since 1985, she has taught studio classes in Video, Performance, and Installation, as well as Special Topics like Collaboration and Relational Aesthetics and more than twenty different academic seminars in Visual Culture Studies.  Since the 1980s, Clark has been making large-scale, site-specific installations and solo and collaborative performances, single-channel and multi-channel video works, and virtual environments.  She has done more than 150 shows and performances in thirty-five countries on five continents. Documentation of her creative work can be found at www.lbclark.net. Her work has been recognized with funding from the Art Matters, Arts Midwest, Film in the Cities, Jerome Foundation, McKnight Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, and the Wisconsin Arts Board and roughly one hundred reviews in newspapers and periodicals. Clark also collaborates with Michael Peterson under the group name Spatula&Barcode to produce projects that emphasize conviviality, locality, and food.

Parallel with her creative practice, Clark publishes critical and scholarly essays in print journals, electronic journals, and anthologies. Since 2001, Clark has been working on a global comparative study of trauma memorials.  The monograph in progress Always Already Again: Trauma Tourism and the Politics of Memory Culture includes research on apartheid memorials in South African, atomic bomb sites in Japan, clandestine torture centers in Argentina and Chile, commemoration of the American War in Vietnam, concentration camps in Germany and Poland, genocide memorials in Rwanda and Cambodia, and slave forts in Ghana.

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