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Catching Up with Photo & Imaging Faculty Member Caitlin Berrigan

Tuesday, Jan 30, 2018

snails doing snail stuff in black and white

From "imaginary Explosions" by Caitlin Berrigan

    Caitlin Berrigan, full-time faculty member in the Tisch Department of Photography & Imaging as well as Research Associate at NYU Tandon, has a number of exciting projects in the works. 

    Berrigan received a commission from the Geo Humanities forum to coninue work on her Imaginary Explosions project, collaborating with Dr. Karen Holmberg (a visiting scholar at the NYU Institute for Public Knowledge). The work concerns "histories and narratives of volcanoes and their entanglements with social upheaval and climate changes." It will be presented at the Cities on Volcanoes conference in September 2018.

    In mid-January, Berrigan's article A Banner Is A Textile was published in Schlosspost, an online platform under the auspices of Akademie Schloss Solitude where she served as a Visual Arts Fellow from 2015 - 2017. Embodying the author's distinctive style, A Banner Is A Textile serves as "notes from an interspecies investigation of Mark Zuckerberg, Joseph Beuys, platforms, patriarchy, and the mineral insurrection (and some GIFs)".

    Caitlin Berrigan was also a participant in a Mexico City group show at Squash Editions entitled "and what good does all the research of the Impressionists do them when they never got the right person to stand near the tree when the sun sank." The exhibition's curatorial team described the works as "[...] interested in queered encounters with adversaries/companions within common (but often displaced) spaces and temporalities—whether these are shared in solidarity, in ecstasy, by violation, in resistance or by encroachment. Separate from the outside world, the squash court offers a kind of exclusion zone where space and time is renegotiated, where bodies can collide into each other or narrowly avoid collision."