Jun 6th 2018
Squeaky Wheel presents the first solo exhibition of media theorist/artist and Media Study PhD Candidate Yvette Granata. The exhibition poses the concept of a ‘post-cyberfeminist datum’ as a type of data that has been banned in the future. Works in the show include performance video works, an immersive 360 essay that crosses Google’s Machine Vision API with immersive WebVR, and more.
A newly commissioned essay on Granata’s work by scholar Bogna M. Konior accompanies the exhibition.
Public programs presented as part of this exhibition:
June 15, 7–9pm: Opening reception, with conversation between Yvette Granata and Maiko Tanaka at 7:30pm.
June 29, 7pm: Performance: XENOYOGA((I REALLY WANT SOME)) by DJ xenoyoga
July 6, 9pm: Augmented Reality Tour with Yvette Granata at secret site.
August 18, 3pm: Curator’s Tour with Ekrem Serdar of d8e0ea
617 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
For more info:
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1976247359112659/
Squeaky Wheel’s website: http://www.squeaky.org/event/post-cyberfeminist-datum/
Artist’s website: http://yvettegranata.com/
Feb 13th 2018
Squeaky Wheel’s valentine’s erotica bash, the Love & Sex(bot) Show, returns with a sexy cyborg twist! With performance and installation by Media Study Professor Margaret Rhee and PhD Candidate Yvette Granata! (more…)
Nov 6th 2017
Please join us Thursday, November 9th from 6:00-9:00pm for our annual Graduate Open Studios event!
Open Studios is an opportunity for the public to meet the next generation of artists at UB. Students in UB’s graduate programs in Art and Media Study invite the public into their studios to engage with their work on more intimate terms. This year’s event is distributed throughout the Center for the Arts on North Campus, and includes a program of film screenings and performances throughout the evening. We’re aiming to create a dynamic event that attracts members of the local arts community as well as the public at large and introduces the incredible work our graduates are making to a broad and diverse audience.
GRADUATE OPEN STUDIOS
DEPARTMENTS OF ART AND MEDIA STUDY
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 9, 2017
6:00 – 9:00 PM
CENTER FOR THE ARTS
UNIVERSITY AT BUFFALO
– UB GALLERIES OPEN LATE
– OPEN STUDIOS
– MEDIA SCREENINGS
Check out the Facebook Event Page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1254213354678680/
Nov 2nd 2017
Tonight, November 2, 2017, Media Study PhD grad student Yvette Granata presents a university wide workshop highlights techniques for personal safety that address domestic violence, stalking and cyber harassment: Feminist Cybersecurity Workshop
Thursday November 2, 5:00-7:00pm
101 Baldy Hall (Kiva Room), UB North Campus
Free Pizza and Soda!
We will look at what our data does and how others might use it, and review everyday tactics for digital safety for various individual needs, such as email encryption, protecting mobile device data and social media accounts, and anonymous web browsing.
Sponsored by the UB Gender Institute
Sep 20th 2017
Squeaky Wheel is excited to welcome back the very popular “pecha-kucha”-style event Super Quick! organized by University at Buffalo graduate and PhD students from Media Study, Studio Art, Visual Studies, and more. (more…)
May 23rd 2017
DMS Phd Candidate Yvette Granata is one of three New York State artists awarded with the 2017 NYS-Quebec Cultural Exchange Artist Grant, to take residency for three months in the Province of Québec during the calendar year 2017 while producing a collective media art project. Yvette will be hosted by the Sense Lab at Concordia University in Montreal. More information on the grant and project here: https://www.asiwny.org/service-programs/artist-residency-in-quebec/
Apr 17th 2017
The Humanities Institute Research Workshop on Embodiment and Research invites you to an informal colloquium featuring four PhD students from the Department of Media Study whose research addresses embodiment in unique and complementary ways.
2:00 – 4:00 (reception to follow)
Light refreshments will be served
Apr 7th 2017
April 10, 6:30pm: Talks by François Laruelle and Anne-Françoise Schmid (as part of PLASMA)
April 11, 10am – 5pm: Workshop&Symposium presentations, Experimentation & Production
April 12, 12pm-5pm: Grad Student round table/installation of work
World renown philosophers, François Laruelle and Anne-Françoise Schmid, will both give talks on April 10th, as a special edition of the PLASMA series at the Department of Media Study.
Anne-Françoise Schmid – Fiction as a generic operator to interrelate philosophies
François Laruelle – The Tripartite Constitution of Reminiscience (the generic, the philosophical, and the quantum)
Feb 14th 2017
Robots for Last Days A comprehensive overview of robots that care for people and kill people Tero Karppi and Marc Böhlen together with Yvette Granata and Derek Curry
Robots for Last Days is a resource for anyone interested in exploring the discourse on robotic systems designed to accompany people in the last days of their lives.
For further investigation, look here.
Nov 4th 2016
UB GALLERIES OPEN LATE!!!
OPEN STUDIOS, MEDIA SCREENINGS AND PERFORMANCES
Open Studios is an opportunity for the public to meet the next generation of artists at UB. Students in UB’s graduate programs in Art and Media Study invite the public into their studios to engage with their work in more intimate terms. (more…)
Oct 10th 2016
“Killer Robots as Cultural Techniques” a research paper by Tero Karppi, Marc Böhlen and Yvette Granata
“Killer Robots as Cultural Techniques” published in the International Journal of Cultural Studies.
Sep 23rd 2016
Phd Candidate Yvette Granata invited for artist talk at San Jose State, Oct 4 & Publication in Ctrl-Z: Journal of New Media Philosophy.
Yvette Granata, DMS Phd candidate, will give an artist talk at San Jose State Department of Art Gallery in San Francisco, October 4th 2016, 5-6pm, as part of their ongoing Tuesday night artist talk series. Yvette’s talk, ‘Crypto-Wilds,’ will address new media concepts with an overview of her latest research and the non-philosophy project of François Laruelle.
Yvette’s media art research project and article has been published in the new issue of Crtl-Z: Journal of New Media Philosophy, guest edited by Jane Mummery and Debbie Rodan. Her article, ‘Processing/Lampreys: Photo-Fiction as Digital Parasite Aesthetics’ explores François Laruelle’s ‘photo-fiction’ via the practice of digital image processing and effects.
May 6th 2016
Thesis Exhibition: EXCURSIONS INTO UNKNOWABLE WORLDS: A site-specific, immersive performance by Stanzi Vaubel
EXCURSIONS INTO UNKNOWABLE WORLDS:
A site-specific, immersive performance by Stanzi Vaubel
When: 5/12/16 + 5/13/16, 7:30-9:30 pm
Where: Hi-Temp Fabrication, 79 Perry Street, Buffalo, NY 14203 (more…)
Mar 31st 2016
Five members of the Department of Media Study are participating in the the Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, March 30-April 3, 2016. Professors Tero Karppi, Paige Sarlin, and Tanya Shilina-Conte, and graduate students Yvette Granata and Mark Durrand are presenting research on a wide range of panels. For details and panel listings, please see the SCMS program here.
Nov 20th 2015
This two-part event explores fictional worlds and possible futures with François Laruelle’s philo-fiction as a method of practice and theory.
Oct 15th 2015
Directed by Brent Chesanek | Produced by Yvette Granata and Justin Strawhand | Narrated by Sean Kaufman | Music by Chris Zabriskie | Sound Design by Stephen Dressler
The film CITY WORLD is a landscape narrative/doc hybrid film produced by Yvette Granata (DMS Phd) and Justin Strawhand, directed by Brent Chesanek. It has been released this week on the vhx platform. Check it out here .
The film premiered internationally in competition at the CPH:DOX festival in Copenhagen, and screened at the Montreal International Documentary Festival, Seattle International Film Festival, Indie Memphis, DOXA, and other festivals, and won the Best Doc Award at Cinema at the Edge Film Festival in Los Angeles.
“This is … not easy cinema to pull off effectively, but “City World” manages to do so profoundly and gracefully and is perhaps one of the best films at this years festival.” – Plus Gallery News
More info on the film here: www.cityworldfilm.com
Oct 13th 2015
Josephine Anstey, Chair of DMS, performance piece ‘Improving Consciousness (IMPCON)’ will be part of the opening ceremony of this year’s Affect Theory Conference, AffectTheoryW/T/F (Wordings, Tensions, Futures), Oct 14 @8pm.
Sep 9th 2014
organized by: Yvette Granata
Opening reception: Saturday, September 13: 5-9 pm
The urban farming movement is a contemporary phenomenon currently gaining momentum in cities across the globe. In the city of Detroit, the practice of urban farming is transforming the post-industrial heart of the city into an urban agricultural one. As the city boasts the opening of the world’s largest urban farm, with planting beginning in the spring of 2014, Trans-Farm takes Detroit as its stage to explore the intersection of art, agriculture, and contemporary city life. The exhibit aims to foster wider notions of the urban farm. Trans-Farm therefore seeks to add another layer to the city-farm—to create a ‘Trans-Farm’—where urban farm, art, media, and technology intersect and by showcasing art works that mix the agricultural, the edible, the practical, and the technological.
Whereas to transform the city landscape with urban farms is to bring agricultural production into the city, to ‘trans-farm‘ is to creatively cultivate an organic urbanism. Featuring work by local, national, and international artists, Trans-Farm explores and showcases works that contribute to contemporary visions of a farm-based urban life.
MUFI Farm: 5-7 pm
7432 Brush St.
Detroit, MI 48202
Russell Industrial Center: 7-9 pm
1600 Clay Ave.
Detroit, MI 48211
Exhibition hours through October 11:
MUFI Farm: Saturdays 12-4 pm
Russell Industrial: Saturdays & Sundays 12-5 pm
and Fridays by appointment
Featuring work by:
The Future Weird
Katie St. Claire
Film Screening: Sun, Sep 14: 8-10 pm
Derica Shields (from Future Weird)
at MUFI Farm, Detroit