Upcoming in Scholars Forum: Liss LaFleur

Image courtesy Liss LaFleur.

The University Scholars Program is proud to present NC State Libraries’ Immersive Scholar and artist, Liss LaFleur, in the Scholars Forum on Monday and Tuesday, September 17 and 18, 2018. Her Monday and Tuesday talks will be different.

From Liss’ website, https://www.lisslafleur.com/about:

“Liss LaFleur (born 1987) is a contemporary artist, activist, and educator based in Dallas, TX. Her research-drive artworks question current political, socio-cultural, and gender-based constructions of identity, with a particular emphasis on exploring the ways queerness and feminism are viewed in society. Her artworks include video, experimental animation, web art, performance, and installation.

As a 2018 Immersive Scholar in Residence, funded by the Mellon Foundation at North Carolina State University, she is using cultural analytics to research the #metoo movement and produce a new open-source web-based artwork.

Her artwork has been exhibited and screened extensively including presentations at the TATE Modern, Cannes Court Métrage, PBS, the Reykjavik Art Museum in Iceland, and the Czong Institute for Contemporary Art in South Korea. Her recent lectures include SXSW, the College Art Association, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and the MIT Media Lab, and her recent residencies include the National Museum of Glass in Tacoma, WA, and Google Artist Services in Oakland, CA.

LaFleur was born into a family of creative figures in Houston, Texas; her grandfather was one of the first public radio hosts in the south: her grandmother, a beloved opera singer: and her mother, a glass artist. She holds an MFA in Media Art from Emerson College, and currently serves as the Program Director and Assistant Professor of New Media Art within the college of Visual Art and Design at the University of North Texas. She is currently represented by Galleri Urbane Marfa + Dallas. “


Scholars Forum: Liss LeFleur

Witherspoon Campus Cinema

Monday, September 17

3:00 PM

Join us for a talk by creative resident and feminist artist, Liss LaFleur. As a new media artist, LaFleur uses video, glass, and performance to examine representations of queerness and the future of feminism. This lecture will introduce her artistic practice and creative research to the NCSU community. LaFleur’s residence is funded through the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

 

Scholars Forum: Liss LeFleur

Witherspoon Campus Cinema

Tuesday, September 18

3:00 PM

Join us for a talk by creative resident and feminist artist, Liss LaFleur.  As an Immersive Scholar in Residence, LaFleur is studying sexual harassment and assault data through the #MeToo hashtag. In her talk, she will guide participants through her artwork inspired by the #MeToo movement and stained glass window designs. LaFleur’s residence is funded through the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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