ROB DUARTE ARTIST TALK: THURSDAY, JUNE 12TH
Thursday, June 12th at 7pm /// FREE
AS220 Labs – 131 Washington Street (rear entrance on Lucie Way)
Rob Duarte is AS220’s Artist in Residence for the month of June! He’ll be working at the AS220 Labs working on a project involving custom laser-etching onto 35mm motion picture film stock and a DIY-built telecine machine for viewing. He’ll be talking about this, and more, on Thursday at the Labs!
“My work takes place at the intersection of artistic production, pseudo-scientific research and lighthearted terrorism. Through subversive interventions, dark humor and imposed sensory overload, I attempt to bring to the surface the hidden relationships between technology and culture. Recent projects include several exhibitions centered around a machine that semi-automatically over-inflates balloons to bursting pressure, the evolution of a mechanism for inserting razor blades into apples, and the transposition of our techno-identities onto an underground neighborhood TV broadcast.”
Originally hailing from New Bedford, MA, Rob is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, the Massachusetts College of Art & Design, and the University of California San Diego. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Art at The Florida State University.