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Fleisher From a Distance: Vertical Rolls and Boomerangs, a Video Art History

Video is a regular part of our lives and used by a wide variety of artists today. But, when did video art come on the scene? What was the difference between video art and experimental film? This lecture will address these and many other questions and will introduce participants to canonical scholarship and works. As we consider these histories, we will also ask what and who has been included, what or who has been excluded, and will speculate together about what video art histories of the future could look like.

About the presenter:
Suzanne L. Seesman is a Philadelphia-based artist, writer, and curator. Her work experiences in education, labor rights, cooperative organizing, and the service industry have a significant influence on her writing and making. Suzanne holds a BFA in sculpture from Ohio University and an MFA from Tyler School of Art and has received awards in recognition and support of her work, including the Cloud Artist Prize and The Ilya and Emilia Kabakov Fellowship. During the summer of 2015, she was an artist in residence at The International Ceramics Studio (ICS) in Kecskemet, Hungary, and in 2017 She was an artist in residence at the Vermont Studio Center. She teaches courses in visual studies at Tyler School of Art and is an alumnus of the collectively run gallery Vox Populi. Suzanne is currently the artistic director of Friends, Peace, and Sanctuary, a project of Swarthmore College Library.

This event is open to the public with a suggested donation of $10 but is limited to a maximum number of 100 participants. Advanced registration is required. The event will be hosted through Zoom, which can be accessed on desktop and laptop computers, as well as mobile devices. We highly recommend downloading the Zoom app to your device in advance. You will receive a URL to join the event after you complete the registration process.