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ARTIST TALK: Weds 12th November with artist in residence Cyane Tornatzky | ISIS Arts

ARTIST TALK: Weds 12th November with artist in residence Cyane Tornatzky

Article posted at 2014-11-10 15:00:41

Come and meet ISIS Arts' new artist in residence, Cyane Tornatzy.

Wednesday 12 November, 6pm

at ISIS Arts, 5 Charlotte Square, NE1 4XF

Join us at ISIS Arts on Wednesday 12 November, 6pm to hear Cyane Tornatzky   talk about her practice and the research she has undertaken during her one-month residency at ISIS Arts. 

Refreshments will be provided. If you would like to reserve a place, please email isis@isisarts.org.uk

Cyane Tornatzky is an artist using digital mediums for creation, documentation and output of her artwork. Tornatzky is a currently based in Colorado as Associate Professor of Electronic Art at Colorado State University.

For her residency at ISIS Arts Tornatzky will create a series of site-specific installations that incorporate performance. Inspired by her previous research on Robert Owen’s New Lanark Mill in South Lanarkshire, Tornatzky will examine the lives and working conditions of historical and contemporary women textile workers. She will also be looking for present-day corollaries to the disenfranchised of the historic Luddite movement. The historical/contemporary duality of the subject matter will be underscored through the use of old and new medias in construction of the installations. Examples of old technologies can include: camera obscura; stereoscopes; mutoscopes, new technologies include digital fabrication techniques coupled with video projection.

Conceptually Tornatzky's work centres around explorations of gender and female socio-political identities. To provide a closer look a the true nature of her subject’s experience Tornatzky often inhabits her subjects worlds through performance – courting bathos as a tool to reveal the underpinnings of our cultural interactions. Output of her work utilises hybridised technologies that combine old and new.

Cyane Tornatzy will share her talk with Piotr Piasta, Berwick Visual Arts  and the Centre for Rural Economy (Newcastle University) new artist in residence. Click here for more details.

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