800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco, California

Artist Beth Coleman Gives Public Lecture October 20

SFAI Fall 2006
Graduate Lecture Series
Lecture Hall
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street Campus

October 20, 2006, 5:00pm
free and open to the public

New York-born artist Beth Coleman (M. Singe) works often in the media of sound and text. Recent installations include Waken at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York and Waken Hamman, a site-specific work at The Standard, Miami. Coleman is Assistant Professor of Writing and New Media in The Program in Writing and Humanistic Studies and Comparative Media Studies program at MIT. She is faculty director of the C3 game culture and mobile media initiative. Her fields of research interest include new media, contemporary aesthetics, electronic music, critical theory and literature, and race theory. Under the name M. Singe, she co-founded the SoundLab Cultural Alchemy project in 1995 (www.soundlab.org). Her scholarly and literary writings have been published by the British pavilion for the Venice Bienale, 2003; Broadway/Random House; Gagosian Gallery; Sammlung Goetz Collection; and New York University Press, as well as in journals including Artforum, Artbyte, and Nka: Journal for African Art. Her work has been exhibited internationally in venues such as The Whitney Museum of American Art, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Vancouver Art Gallery, ARC/Musee d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, MIT Technology List Gallery, Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), and at Lincoln Center. She has been working internationally as a sound artist since 1997, with her music appearing on various electronic music labels including SoundLab Records. Coleman received a BA from Yale University and a PhD in comparative literature from New York University. This summer, she conducted a research trip to China on the subject of social networks and mobile media ( projectgoodluck.com). Her current projects are a machinima short film and a mongraph entitled Difference Engines: Race as Technology.

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Added by nolaksd on October 16, 2006