ARS Research Colloquia Series presents Marcus Neustetter

Monday, March 23, 2015, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Venue: ATC 1.201

ARS Research Colloquia Series of the UT Dallas ATEC/EMAC Programs

Art Rendevous Science


Art-Science Collaboration as an Opportunity for Social Change - Perspectives and Experiments from a South African Art Activist

Marcus Neustetter will be sharing his experience as a media artist from a context in which he constantly questions his relevance as an artist and his interest to respond to his environment and its needs. Presenting a series of personal and collaborative projects, he will illustrate some of the challenges working with scientists and technology in a third world environment through low-tech socially engaged processes and personal artist experiments. With these he attempts to find some possible solutions and make sense of his own roles and responsibilities to affect change.

Johannesburg based artist, cultural activist and producer, Marcus Neustetter, reflects critically and playfully on his context through his art and collaborative projects. His practice has ranged from socially engaged public art projects to his personal exploration of the intersection of art, science and technology for the past 15 years that has shifted between gallery and museum installations and exhibitions in major international centres to performing in archeological dig sites, meteorite impact craters, astronomical observatories and transforming African urban centres. Mostly process driven, his production of art at the intersection of art, science and technology has led him to work in a multi-disciplinary approach from conventional drawings to permanent and temporary site specific installations, mobile and virtual interventions and socially engaged projects internationally. He has exhibited extensively in different parts of Europe, Africa and North America. In partnership with Stephen Hobbs, Neustetter, as the co-director of The Trinity Session, has innovated in the cultural industry, public art, and socially engaged practice in South Africa.

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Charlotte Mason
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