April 4, 2013
As founding member of Occupy University, I will be speaking at this event.
Experiments in Extra-Institutional Education
April 11, 2013: 6:30 PM
The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue, Room 9206
What are the theoretical and political repercussions of education outside of a traditional classroom? Whether spurred on by a tidal wave of student debt, changes in technology, or new and nontraditional learning scenarios emerging from various academic disciplines, DIY education is on the rise. This workshop and roundtable brings together artists, educators, and researchers to present case studies of important experiments in this area to explore the future of creative learning outside of the conventional classroom, moving beyond questions of whether these alternative spaces can produce meaningful learning.
Mary Walling Blackburn, Anhoek School; Jen Messier and Jonathan Soma, Brooklyn Brainery; Ajay Singh Chaudhary and Abby Kluchin, Brooklyn Institute for Social Research; Haley Mellin, Bruce High Quality Foundation University; Mark Allen, Machine Project; J. Morgan Puett, Mildred’s Lane; Michael Mandiberg, New York Arts Practicum; Jon Santiago, NYC Resistor; Jason Wozniak and Cynthia Lawson Jaramillo, Occupy University; Steve Lambert, School for Creative Activism; Nova Benway & Taeyoon Choi, The Public School; Katherine Carl and Srdjan Jovanović Weiss, School of Missing Studies; Carla Herrera-Prats, SOMA Summer; Caroline Woolard, TradeSchool.coop. Moderated by Michael Mandiberg, College of Staten Island, CUNY.
Cosponsored by Graduate Center Digital Initiatives and JustPublics@365, and the New York Council for the Humanities.
March 1, 2013
Honored to have been invited to speak at Furman University’s inaugural TEDx event on the theme of Redesigning Education. “This year, TEDxFurmanU is proud to present a cast of students, teachers, authors, founders and creatives that dedicate their work to redesigning education for the 21st Century. While their stories may differ, these doers and thinkers are united by a common thread – their commitment to lifelong learning and positive change.”
Friday, March 15, 2013
November 1, 2012
Please join me for the opening reception of my solo exhibition “Slow Landscapes” next Wednesday, November 7th in New York City. This week’s events, with Sandy’s arrival, really put this exhibition into perspective, and have me questioning if in fact the landscape around us, is slow. I hope you will join me next week to have this conversation and catch up after a very intense week.
NOTE: In case the opening is postponed due to hurricane Sandy, please tune into the Facebook event, my Facebook page, or my website. And if you believe in crossing your fingers [M. Bloomberg], that would be much appreciated.
November 7, 2012 – January 16, 2013
Wednesday, November 7th
5:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Pratt Grad CommD Gallery
144 W 14th St.
New York, NY
“Untitled (Perito Moreno, Argentina)”, Archival photographic tryptich, 70x20in total, 2012
From the press release
Pratt Institute’s GradComD Gallery is pleased to present “Slow Landscapes,” in which artist Cynthia Lawson Jaramillo turns to nature, inspired by its time, its speed, and its presence. We have lost the ability to see small changes around us so do we even notice that natural systems are in constant flux? Does the fastest moving glacier in the world, at 3 meters a day, seem to be in motion? While we rapidly descend snowy runs, do we realize nature is everything but static? Lawson Jaramillo challenges us wondering how often do we allow ourselves to be still, and observant? This exhibition is intended to be a retreat from the city in which it’s exhibited. An interactive video installation, digitally and physically layered photographic works, and videos of seemingly still landscapes are each an invitation for the viewer to disconnect from the city, slow down, and reconnect with nature. To be. And to be still.
The artist would like to thank her studio assistants Lisa Lee, Cristobal Oltra, Jessica Posner, and Maya Weinstein. She would also like to acknowledge the financial support of Parsons’ School of Design Strategies Fund and The New School’s Student Assistance Fund.
Screenshot from “Untitled (Sisga, Colombia)”, Digital video, 8 minutes, 2012
April 1, 2012
Save the date:
Solo exhibition: Slow Landscapes
August 16 – October 14, 2012
Opening Reception: Wednesday, August 15th
Pratt Grad CommD Gallery
144 W 14th St.
New York, NY
As I continue to work on themes of time and transience, Slow Landscapes will include recent work from 2011 and 2012 that departs a bit from the urban density of my previous bodies of work, and instead focuses on natural scapes. I am particularly excited about my new interactive installation of which the image below is a screenshot. Please save the date!
March 27, 2012
I’m delighted to announce that Cross Urban will be representing Colombia in Lima’s 1st Photography Biennale, as part of the Museo de Fotografías FoliLab. If you’re in Lima, let me know if you were able to see the work!
March 27 – April 30, 2012
Espacios Parque Kennedy (Miraflores) (through April 10th)
Parque de la Muralla (Lima), (April 12 – 30)
Monday – Sunday, 10:30am – 9pm
February 1, 2012
My work, Tricolor v.2007, was curated into this small online group exhibition. For this 2012 showing, I’m thrilled to have updated the code from an Actionscript Flash-based work that was no longer functional to a Processing java applet. Yet another reminder of the sagas of trying to maintain net artwork across years, browsers, and plug-ins.
CrossTalk: Speech Acts and Interference in Networked Art is curated, designed and programmed by Zach Pearl. CrossTalk is the culmination of his thesis research for the anticipated receipt of a Masters of Fine Art in Criticism & Curatorial Practice this Spring from OCAD University. Zach’s project is unique in the fact that it will be the first completely virtual exhibition in the graduate program’s history.
September 26, 2011
I’m happy to announce the launch of http://slow-arts.net. This website is intended to serve as a place to document and connect artists who are committed to promoting slowness through their practice. It was launched during ISEA 2011 at which I convened and chaired a panel on this topic, “Slowness: Responding to Acceleration through Electronic Arts.” This site was launched with a selection from the responses to the call for panelists. If you believe your work aligns with the sensibilities here documented please let us know. If your work is here featured and you would like to provide any edits, please, also, let us know.
November 17, 2010
Nooks is a series of five outdoor light boxes created for the four-person show “Media Mix x4,” held at Art Lot in Brooklyn, Fall 2010.
Exploring the literal definition of nook, each work captures a few seconds of NYC street corners via layered photographs which are backlit. The boxes themselves hold the images in a curve that draws from the curb of the city’s corners (softening the usual imagined 90-degree nature of a corner.) The bases on which they sit are meant to be airy pedestals, giving the spotlight to these small urban spaces (and which glow as floating screens at night.)
- Media Mix x4, Art Lot, Brooklyn, September 12, 2010 – January 9, 2011
May 12, 2010
Please join me on Wednesday, May 26, for the launch of my new book Of and In Cities
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Parsons The New School for Design
2 W. 13th St. Ground Floor
Orientation Room (behind the bark wall)