2014 Talk #1 Panelists (Genealogy)
Matt Green is a pedestrian. He's walked across the United States, from New York to Oregon, and is now walking every block of all five boroughs of NYC. Long story short, he walks around and looks at stuff. Most of the world is invisible, even when you think you're looking right at it. Matt tries to get better at looking. Some guy once called him an artist of paying attention. http://imjustwalkin.com
Jeffrey Hogrefe is a writer who has developed a transdisciplinary approach to education. The Architecture Writing Program: Language/Making at Pratt Institute aims to conduct research and to develop experimental curriculum in critical theory and writing that bridges the various disciplines which support architectural practice. The research project has resulted in a carefully woven series of writing courses that link the seminar and the studio and coordinates the interests and abilities of faculty members who are invested in diverse levels of motivation in their approaches to scholarship, creative production and teaching protocols. http://doubleoperative.wordpress.com
Aseman Sabet (moderator) is an independent curator who specializes in experimental exhibitions and public art. She is currently writing a thesis on the sense of touch and synesthesia in the aesthetic discourse of the 18th century (Université de Montréal), and collaborates with different publications and research groups that focus on contemporary art (Canada, France). Aseman lives and works in Montreal.
Andrea Williams is a sound artist and composer currently living in Oakland, CA. She utilizes site-specific elements and perceptual cues to reveal the unseen connections between people and their environment. Her compositions make use of field recordings, instruments, computer technologies and the sound of the performance space itself. She has led soundwalks in New York and the Bay Area, and has shown and performed both solo and with various musicians at galleries and alternative spaces internationally. Andrea is a founding member of the New York Society for Acoustic Ecology and is the Co-Director of the sound art non-profit, 23five, in San Francisco. http://www.listeninglistening.com
Since Moira Williams was a kid she has believed in and practiced levitation. As an unsuccessful levitator, she continues to listen and look for exchanges of phenomena. For Moira, exchanges of wonder are opportunities found in the reciprocity of gestures among people, the individual and nature. She creates participatory works that bring people together and make explicit the complexity of their community and the environment. Moira is a co-founder of Walk Exchange, recently walked in Wales with Footwork and is currently leading philosopher styled walks while collecting wild yeast in Nashville, Tennessee. http://walkexchange.org/
photo: Corine Lemieux