FILM@JCSM - The Artists of Camera Lucida
FILM@JCSM stands for “Fostering Interdisciplinary Learning through Movies.” The 2016 fall semester programs are scheduled in conjunction with Camera Lucida. This project is co-sponsored by the Alabama Humanities Foundation, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
September 8, 5 pm: Jillian Mayer
Jillian Mayer is an artist and filmmaker that makes work that explores how technology affects our identities, lives and experiences. Through videos, online experiences, photography, telephone numbers, performance, paintings, sculpture and installation, her work investigates the tension between physical and digital iterations of identity and existence. Her video works and performances have been premiered at galleries and museums internationally such as MoMA, MoCA:NoMi, BAM, Bass Museum, the Contemporary Museum of Montreal with the Montreal Biennial (2014), the Guggenheim Museum and film festivals such as Sundance, SXSW, and the New York Film Festival. Recent projects include a show at LA>
September 29, 5 pm: Rob Carter
Rob Carter British-born and now Richmond-based, Rob Carter uses photography, video animation, and installation to represent environmental and architectural change. He received his BFA from The Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art at Oxford University and later received an MFA in Studio Art from Hunter College in New York. He has shown his work internationally, with solo exhibitions at Art In General in New York, Galerie Stefan Röpke in Cologne, Station Independent Projects in New York, Galeria Arnés y Ropke in Madrid and Fondazione Pastificio Cerere in Rome. He has also exhibited at Centre Pompidou-Metz in France, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art in Japan, The Field Museum in Chicago, Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia and Museum of Arts and Design in New York. Carter has been awarded a Workspace residency with the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (2011–12) and a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship (2010). He recently returned from a productive three month residency at Bemis Center for Contemporary Art in Omaha, Nebraska. Website:
November 3, 5 pm: Rick Silva
Rick Silva (1977, São Paulo, Brazil) is an artist whose recent videos, websites and images explore notions of landscape and wilderness in the 21st century. He received an MFA from The University of Colorado in 2007, and has since shown extensively nationally and internationally, with recent solo exhibitions at TRANSFER Gallery in New York, Wil Aballe Art Projects in Vancouver, New Shelter Plan in Copenhagen, and Ditch Projects in Oregon. His projects are included in multiple permanent collections such as The Whitney Museum of American Art and the Borusan Contemporary Collection. WIRED called Silva’s videos "glitchy, curious things; some mesmerizing, some arresting." He lives and works in Eugene Oregon where he is a professor of Art & Technology at the University of Oregon.