Artalk is a forum in which artists from around the world engage in dialogue and connect with audiences in multiple locations. The series examines the creative process and practices of artists as they develop new work within a rapidly changing digital context. The techniques individual artists implement to realize their vision are valuable learning tools that we document and share live online and archive for future viewing.
CultureHub Artalk Series / Wafaa Bilal
November 30 / 8PM
Iraqi born artist, Wafaa Bilal, assistant arts professor at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, specializes in on-line performative and interactive works. His current project, the 3rdi, features a camera surgically implaned on the back of his head, transmitting images to the web. In his 2010 work "...And Counting" Bilal had his back tattooed with a map of Iraq and dots representing casualties. For 2007's "Domestic Tension", Bilal spent a month in a gallery with a paintball gun that people could shoot at him over the internet - a statement on the Iraq war. Bilal fled Iraq in 1991 and came to the U.S. after two years in refugee camps.
This Artalk was shared with an audience at the Seoul Institute of the Arts and live-streamed.
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