Visiting Artists in Residence 2010/2011

Micha Cárdenas/Azdel Slade and Elle Mehrmand will be Visiting Artists in Residence during the 2010/11 academic year. Micha and Elle bring a wealth of expertise in 3D, augmented-reality design, artistry, performance and theory-making. Micha is an artist/theorist whose work spans from erotic mixed reality performance in motion capture studios to dislocative border disturbance art in remote desert areas, always striving to identify limits and challenge them. Her transreal work mixes physical and networked spaces in order to explore emerging forms of queer relationality, biopolitics and DIY horizontal knowledge production. Micha received her MFA from University of California, San Diego, her MA in Media and Communications from European Graduate School, and her BS in Computer Science from Florida International University. She teaches in the Visual Arts and Critical Gender Studies Departments at UCSD, and performs regularly. Follow her blog or Twitterfor updates on her performances. See her CV. As of January 2011, Micha is Interim Associate Director of Art and Technology for Sixth College at UCSD.

Elle Mehrmand is a performance/new media artist and musician who uses the body, electronics, video, photography, sound and installation within her works. She is the singer and trombone player of Assembly of Mazes, a music collective who create dark, electronic, middle eastern, rhythmic jazz rock. Elle is currently an MFA candidate at UCSD, and received her BFA in art photography with a minor in music at CSULB. Elle has received grants from UCIRA and Fine Arts Affiliates. She is a researcher at CRCA and the b.a.n.g. lab at UCSD. Her performances have been shown in Los Angeles, Long Beach, San Diego, Tijuana, Bogotá, Dublin and Montreal.


somatic SENSOR
January 21 and 22, 2011, 8:30 PST
Curated by: Micha Cardenas, Elle Mehrmand, Dino Dinco

Emerging out of queer experience, the works in somatic SENSOR move along lines of flight exploring desire, technology, the erotic and the viral. Rejecting control society to find new forms of relationality,somatic SENSOR includes performances, digital and networked media, drawing and soft sculpture to open borders between realities and bodies.
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Becoming Transreal
Nov 3, 2010
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