The SFAI Presents:
This is (not) a Map
lecture · reception
Monday, April 16, 6pm
$10 general | $5 students & seniors
The SFAI is proud to present as part of our 2012 season of programming HALF-LIFE, site specific installation artist, Teri Rueb.
Teri Rueb will be in residence for the months of April and September and will participate in the Eighteenth International Symposium on Electronic Art, ISEA2012 Albuquerque: Machine Wilderness. ISEA2012 is a symposium and series of events exploring the discourse of global proportions on the subject of art, technology and nature. The ISEA symposium is held every year in a different location around the world, and has a 30-year history of significant acclaim. Albuquerque is the first host city in the U.S. in six years. ISEA’s “Santa Fe Day” will take place at the Santa Fe University of Art and Design on September 25th. Rueb’s interactive sound walks, sculptures and site-specific installations explore landscape, architecture and spatial aspects of sound. She recently completed a doctorate on the topic of landscape and subjectivity in mobile network society at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.
Rueb’s work is firstly concerned with engaging the specificity of site, challenging and interrogating the terms on which space, place, and identity are understood, negotiated, represented and performed. Mapping is inherent to this process and walking is the primary mode of both production and reception. Through literally mapping sound to space using GPS and asking participants to generate the work through their movement, Rueb provokes audiences to explore and occupy public places in unconventional ways, engaging territorializing and de-territorializing operations as they do. The selection of site and itinerary itself constitutes the first act in this process. Through the design of media overlays at the scale of landscape, site itself becomes the interface. Engaging with the people who inhabit these sites as locals is essential. This usually involves extensive encounter, and oftentimes collaboration, with community members. In her talk on April 16th, Rueb will discuss her recent projects and the processes through which they emerged, including her current collaboration with Carmelita Topaha and Larry Phan with whom Rueb is developing a new site-specific work for the Santa Fe area.