MONDAY, MARCH 13th at 6:15pm in the Center for the Arts Room 112. Introduced by WNY Book Arts Center's Executive Director Laura McGough
As always, PLASMA lectures are free and open to the UB community and the public.
For remote access to the series, use Zoom Meeting ID: 933 1482 2173 with PASSWORD: PLASMA2023
Christina Corfield is a British-born multi-disciplinary artist and media scholar. She is currently a Visiting Professor of Media Study at the University at Buffalo. Her scholarly and artistic work focuses on media history and the relationships between analog and digital media. Her work has shown at media festivals, in galleries and universities, and at international conferences. In 2020, she had a solo show at Johansson Projects in Oakland, CA. Her work has been part of group shows at the Bluecoat, Liverpool UK, MOCA North Miami, the Exploratorium, and Telematic Gallery in San Francisco, among others. She has also participated in several residencies, including at the Kala Institute, Berkeley, CA, and Western New York Book Arts Center in Buffalo. Her writing has been published online and in scholarly journals including articles about her creative practice and research in Media Fields Journal, the Journal of Early Visual Media, and book chapters on peep boxes in Provenance and Early Cinema published by University of Indiana Press, and experimental historiography in the soon to be published The Aestheticization of History and the Butterfly Effect, released by Vernon Press. Corfield holds a PhD in Film & Digital Media from University of California, Santa Cruz and an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute.
Laura McGough, Executive Director of Western New York Book Arts Center, will introduce her. Corfield's "Programmed Paper" exhibition will be on display at WNY Book Arts (468 Washington Street, Buffalo, NY 14203) until April 14th.
Laura McGough is an arts administrator, curator, and art historian. Over the past 30 years, she has been employed at arts organizations in the US and Canada. She is currently the Executive Director of Western New York Book Arts Center here in Buffalo. During her tenure as video curator at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, McGough coordinated the video screenings and festival programming and managed the organization’s video residency program and cable access television program. In her capacity as an Independent Curator and Arts Consultant, McGough has curated film, video, web-based, visual arts, and performance events for museums, festivals, and arts organizations in the US, Canada, Europe, and Australia and developed board training, strategic plans, and program evaluation for a range of nonprofit organizations. From 2000-2003, she served as the Multidisciplinary and Presenting Specialist at the National Endowment for the Arts where she managed a diverse portfolio that included artist communities, performing arts centers, alternative art centers and technology-based arts projects. McGough has received funding for curatorial and related research projects from NYSCA, the DC Commission on the Arts, The British, Council, and the Canada Council, and has served as a peer reviewer on numerous state and national grant panels. Laura McGough holds a PhD from the Department of Media Study at the University at Buffalo and an M.A. from New York University.
PLASMA is sponsored by the University at Buffalo's Department of Media Study and funding is provided by the Office of the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. The series is taught and organized by Dr. Paige Sarlin, Assistant Professor of Media Study, in collaboration with Sylvie Fortin, UB Art Gallery, Ekrem Serdar, and Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Art Center.