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Experimental Geographer Artist Paul Sargent – Wed. Feb 10

February 9, 2010  by: Dom

Please join us for a lecture by artist/geographer Paul Sargent. Wednesday, Feb 10th at 3:15 pm in CFA 215.

Paul Lloyd Sargent is a multidisciplinary artist and writer living between Brooklyn, Syracuse, and Wellesley Island, NY. His current work focuses on the ecologies, economies, and communities along the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River. Combining tactics borrowed from new media, geography, experimental cartography, the New Left, the Situationists, grass roots activism, sustainable culture, and more, Sargent engages communities in aesthetic, activist, and research practices into such phenomena as the history and impact of the international shipping industry on the St. Lawrence Seaway, the militarization of the U.S./Canadian border, and the effects of water usage and climate change on North American waterways.

Sargent received his MFA in video from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2000. He has exhibited at Para/Site Art Space in Hong Kong; Gallery M in Berlin; BaseKamp in Philadelphia; Big Orbit in Buffalo; and Temporary Services, 7/3 Split, Dogmatic, the Hyde Park Art Center, and Gallery 400 at the University of Illinois at Chicago. His videos have screened internationally at venues such as Impakt Festival, Invideo, the Microwave Media Festival, Video Mundi, Onion City, CUFF, FLEX, and the OneTakeFilmFestival in Zagreb, Croatia.

For more information, see his website at

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