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First-Year Conversations: Resist the Algorithm

February 27, 2024 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Student Union

Flier for Resist the Algorithm talk at Pratt with a glitch-abstract background image.

Please join us on Tuesday February 27 at 12pm for a conversation with BLAKE MARQUES CARRINGTON and BAHAREH KHOSHOOEE as we explore how to RESIST THE ALGORITHM across practices and disciplines.

While the event is designed for first-year students who will be concurrently exploring this concept in their classes, everyone in the Pratt community – students, faculty and staff – is warmly welcome to attend for this exciting interdisciplinary conversation.

This is the seventh installment in the biannual First-Year Conversations series, a regularly recurring set of conversations exploring how fundamental concepts are transformed when taken up by artists, thinkers, and practitioners working in different media and disciplines.

Refreshments will be served.

Biography of Artist:

Bahareh Khoshooee is a multidisciplinary artist born in Tehran, Iran in 1991, the year the Internet was made available for unrestricted commercial use. She uses digital time-based strategies in presenting work that fuses video, projection mapping, sculpture, text, sound and performance to explore the un-capturable qualities of diasporic bodies, fragmented culture, and transnational identity. Khoshooee has presented her multimedia installations at Baxter St CCNY, The Elizabeth Foundation for The Arts (The Immigrant Artist Biennial), The Orlando Museum of Art, NADA MIAMI 2018, Elsewhere (New York), Housing (New York), and Rawson Projects (New York). She attended Skowhegan School of Art and Painting in 2018. She has been included in various group exhibitions including at C24 Gallery (New York), Museum of Photography (Stockholm), 2018 Taiwan Annual (Taipei), Fajr International Film Festival 2018 (Tehran), and the Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg. Her work has been featured in The Huffington Post, The Guardian, Artnet News, Vice, The Metro, and The Creators Project.

Blake Marques Carrington works within the spheres of the sound, visual and performing arts. His work explores technology’s relationship with the natural world and the built environment, and is realized largely as audiovisual installations, performances, and inkjet paintings. He has had four solo exhibitions in the U.S. and has received a Jerome Foundation Travel Study Grant and NYFA Fellowship in Electronic Arts. His debut album “Cathedral Scan” was released in 2011 by the LA-based Dragon’s Eye Recordings, and in 2012 Radio del Museo Reina Sofia in Madrid commissioned a follow-up. Working collaboratively, he has created and performed concert visuals with Patti Smith and Soundwalk Collective, and co-founded a platform for contemporary video art projections in public spaces called Urban Video Project that featured the work of Trevor Paglen, Jill Magid, and Miranda Lichtenstein. Blake currently lives and works in Brooklyn, where he teaches in the Digital Arts Department at Pratt Institute.