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Artist Lecture: Caroline Woolard

Posted March 25, 2014, at 2:41 p.m.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Location: IMRC Center, Stewart Commons, University of Maine, Orono , Maine

For more information: intermediamfa.org

The University of Maine Intermedia MFA program is pleased to announce the 4th presenter, Caroline Woolard, for their Spring 2014 Visiting Artist Series. The artist will present a public lecture on Tuesday, April 1st at 7pm in 104 IMRC Center, Stewart Commons on the University of Maine campus in Orono. This event is free and open to the public.

Caroline Woolard is an artist and organizer based in Brooklyn, New York. Making sculptures, furniture, and events, Woolard co-creates spaces for critical exchange, forgotten histories, and plausible futures. Her practice is research-based and collaborative. In 2009, Woolard cofounded three organizations to support collaborative cultural production, three long-term infrastructure projects to support short-term artworks, a studio space, a barter network, and a Trade School.

Woolard’s research includes: the rise of the BFA-MFA-PhD, footnote systems for research-based art, socially engaged failure, compensation in the arts, and incommensurability. Her forthcoming writing will focus on a project at MoMA that closed in June, as well as the implications of debt and duration for social practices. By 2018, Woolard hopes to establish a community land trust in New York City with community organizers, computer engineers, and artists who are dedicated to lifelong communing. Woolard graduated with a BFA from Cooper Union. From 2008-2013, Woolard was supported by unemployment benefits, transformative organizers she met as the media coordinator for SolidarityNYC, a Fellowship at Eyebeam, a residency at the MacDowell Colony, Watermill, iLAND, and funding from the Rockefeller Cultural Innovation Fund. Woolard is currently an Artist in Residence at the Queens Museum, a lecturer at Cooper Union and the New School, and a member of Trade School and the Pedagogy Group.

For more information about the artist please visit http://carolinewoolard.com

The Masters of Fine Arts in Intermedia at the University of Maine provides substantial advanced study for individuals interested in interdisciplinary study in the arts. The program emphasizes intensive development of students’ creative and innovative abilities through a diverse engagement with multiple research processes, critical thinking skills and creative production tools and technologies. The visiting artist series supports and reflects the wide variety of disciplines represented by the program including but not limited to, Art, New Media, Theater, Dance, Philosophy, Art History, Engineering, Communications, Media Studies, Music, Psychology, Natural Sciences, and others. For more information about the Intermedia MFA program please visit: http://www.intermediamfa.org.

These events are sponsored by the Intermedia MFA Program, the Department of New Media, the University of Maine Cultural Affairs / Distinguished Lecture Series and the Correll Professorship in New Media.

For more information contact Bethany Engstrom at bethany.engstrom@umit.maine.edu

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