BROOKLYN, N.Y. August 23th, 2022
Pratt Institute’s Department of Digital Arts will present lectures by six guests as part of its Fall 2022 Lecture Series. Guests will give lectures to the Pratt community about their involvement and careers in animation, curatorial practice and digital arts.
All lectures start at 12.45pm EST and take place at 4E-3 Myrtle Hall.
The Digital Arts Lecture Series is a seasonal series organized by the Department of Digital Arts in the School of Art at Pratt Institute. Guests include both emerging talent and established pioneers in the fields of digital animation, motion arts, interactive artwork, and digital imaging.
November 9th, 2022
12.45 pm EST
Janet Biggs is a research based, interdisciplinary artist known for her immersive work in video, film and performance.
Biggs’ work focuses on individuals in extreme landscapes or situations, navigating the territory between art, science and technology. Her work has taken her into areas of conflict and to Mars (as a member of crews at the Mars Desert Research Station and Mars Academy USA). Biggs has worked with institutions from NOAA to NASA and CERN. She has collaborated with high energy nuclear physicists, mathematicians, neuroscientists, Arctic explorers, aerospace engineers, astrophysicists, and has sent a project up to the International Space Station as part of MIT Media Lab’s Space Exploration Initiative.
Biggs has had solo exhibitions and film screenings at the Museos de Tenerife; Neuberger Museum of Art; SCAD Museum of Art; Blaffer Art Museum; Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden; among others.
Her work and research have been supported by the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts, Anonymous Was a Woman Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Reviews of her work have appeared in the New York Times, New Yorker, ArtForum, ARTNews, Art in America, and many others.
Professor Mattia Casalegno
Digital Art Lecture Series Coordinator, Pratt Institute