FALL 2018 ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE
Special Workshop Title: Archiving As Resistance & the ABC of Revolting
Workshop Description: The workshop will map questions related to archiving a revolution in the digital age as a means of resistance with a focus on the language of rebelling. Based on Lara Baladi’s project, “Vox Populi, Archiving a Revolution in the Digital Age” the artist will explore with the participants various revolts, revolutions and protests, past and present, and archives initiatives in the global context.
Lara Baladi is an Egyptian-Lebanese artist, archivist and educator, internationally recognized for her multidisciplinary work. In her investigations into archives, personal histories, socio-political narratives and myths, Baladi’s work spans a wide range of mediums, photography—analogue and digital—collage, immersive video, sound and mutli-media installations, architectural spaces, sculptures, tapestries and perfume. Since 2014, she has been a Fellow at MIT’s Open Documentary Lab. In 2015-16, she was the Ida Ely Rubin Artist in Residence at MIT’s Centre for Art, Science and Technology (CAST). Currently, she is a Lecturer in MIT’s Program in Art, Culture and Technology (ACT).