NEW PALTZ -- Performance and installation artist, Jill Magid will give a presentation about her surveillance projects.
Wednesday - February 6
Lecture Center 100
Free and open to all
I seek intimate relationships with impersonal structures. The systems I choose to work with, such as police, secret services, CCTV and forensic identification, function at a distance, with a wide-angle perspective, equalizing everyone and erasing the individual. I seek the potential softness and intimacy of their technologies, the fallacy of their omniscient point of view, the ways in which they hold memory (yet often cease to remember), their engrained position in society (the cause of their invisibility), their authority, their apparent intangibility and, with all of this, their potential reversibility."
Jill Magid was born in Bridgeport, CT in 1973. She received her Master of Science in Visual Studies at the Massachusets Institute of Technology, Cambridge and was an artist-in-residence at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam. Magid has had solo shows in various institutions around the world including the Museum of Contemporary Art Teipei (2003), Tate Liverpool (2004), the Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam (2005), Sparwasser, Berlin (2007) and the Centre D'Arte Santa Monica, Barcelona (2007). Jill Magid lives and works in New York and Amsterdam.