Visiting Faculty

Sonia Almeida

Sonia Almeida

Visiting Lecturer on Visual and Environmental Studies, Spring 2019

Sonia Almeida’s paintings explore disparate yet connected visual languages brought together within a single work. Her interests in nonverbal forms of communication, symbolism, and abstraction, and the slippages of translation, are interwoven across her hybrid paintings, drawings, and textile works.... Read more about Sonia Almeida

Ei Arakawa

Ei Arakawa

Visiting Lecturer on Visual and Environmental Studies, 2018 -19

Ei Arakawa (b. 1977, Fukushima, Japan) currently lives in New York. Arakawa works in performance, sculpture and installation, often elaborating hybrid and multimedia works which are situated within or spun off from live, choreographed events. His complex performance works are typically collaborative and subvert performative conventions by breaking the boundaries between audience and performer, resulting in spontaneous live actions.... Read more about Ei Arakawa

Judith Belzer

Visiting Lecturer on Visual and Environmental Studies, Fall 2018

Judith Belzer employs the rich visual lexicon that paint on canvas offers to explore her long-standing interest in the relationship between nature and culture, most recently looking at man-made landscapes where these two forces meet—often in uncomfortable ways.... Read more about Judith Belzer

Lisa Crafts

Visiting Lecturer on Visual and Environmental Studies, Spring 2019
Lisa Crafts is an animator and moving image artist whose interdisciplinary work addresses issues of environmental uncertainty, sexuality, creativity and chaos. She is currently working on a series of short moving image pieces about the horror, beauty, humor and loss of the Anthropocene. Blending animation, video, photography, drawing, painting and sculpture, the work inhabits the blur between what is seen and what is imagined. ... Read more about Lisa Crafts
Andy Graydon

Andy Graydon

Visiting Lecturer on Visual and Environmental Studies, 2018-19

Working in film and video, sound, performances and installations, Andy Graydon explores the development and transformation of forms, from morphogenesis to translation to decay. His work engages structures of music such as scoring and improvisation; interested in natural and social ecologies and the role of listening and the voice, he seeks to create evolving relations between subjects, objects and environments. ... Read more about Andy Graydon

Dennis Lim

Visiting Lecturer on Visual and Environmental Studies, 2018 - 2019

Dennis Lim is the director of programming at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, where he also serves on the selection committee for the New York Film...

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Julie Mallozzi

Lecturer on Visual and Environmental Studies

Julie Mallozzi’s films explore the ways cultural traditions from around the globe intersect, hybridize, and are turned to new social purposes far from their original context.  Her documentary Monkey Dance (2004) reveals how traditional Cambodian dance – blended with hip-hop – helps three Cambodian-American teens navigate the minefields of gangs, drugs, and teen pregnancy in Lowell, Massachusetts.  Monkey Dance was broadcast nationally on public television and screened at festivals in seven countries.... Read more about Julie Mallozzi

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Laura Marks

Visiting Lecturer on Visual and Environmental Studies, Fall 2018

Laura U. Marks works on media art and philosophy with an intercultural focus. Her most recent books are Hanan al-Cinema: Affections for the Moving Image (MIT, 2015) and Enfoldment and Infinity: An Islamic Genealogy of New Media Art (MIT, 2010). ... Read more about Laura Marks

Joana Pimenta

Joana Pimenta

Visiting Lecturer on Visual and Environmental Studies, 2018-19

Joana Pimenta is a filmmaker and writer from Portugal who lives and works in Lisbon, the U.S. and Brazil.... Read more about Joana Pimenta

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Bernhard Siegert

Visiting Lecturer on Visual and Environmental Studies, Spring 2019

Bernhard Siegert is since 2001 the Professor for Theory and History of Cultural Techniques at the Media Faculty at the Bauhaus University Weimar, and since 2008 director of the International Research Center for Cultural Techniques and Media Philosophy at Weimar (IKKM). Since 2013 he is also the spokesperson of the Research Unit "Media and Mimesis" at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, sponsored by the DFG (German Research Foundation). ... Read more about Bernhard Siegert

Anocha

Anocha Suwichakornpong

Visiting Lecturer on Visual and Environmental Studies, 2018-9

Anocha Suwichakornpong is a filmmaker from Thailand. She graduated from an MFA film program at Columbia University. Her thesis short film, Graceland, was an official selection at Cannes Film Festival in 2006. Mundane History, her first feature, won numerous awards including the Tiger Award at Rotterdam. Her second feature, By the Time It Gets Dark, premiered in Locarno and has screened in over 50 film festivals including Toronto, BFI London, Viennale, and Rotterdam. The film won three Thailand National Film Awards including Best Picture and Best Director. By the Time It Gets Dark was chosen as Thailand’s Oscar entry for Best Foreign Language Film. ... Read more about Anocha Suwichakornpong

Suné Woods

Visiting Lecturer on Visual and Environmental Studies, 2018-19

Suné Woods is an artist living in Los Angeles. Her work takes the form of video installations, photographs, and collage. Woods practice examines absences and vulnerabilities within cultural and social histories. She also uses microsomal sites such as family to understand larger sociological phenomenon, imperialist mechanisms, & formations of knowledge.... Read more about Suné Woods