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Joseph DeLappe-You'll Never Walk Alone: Protest, Memory, & Reenactment

Monday, February 09, 2009
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Type:
Susan Miller
Location Details:
160 Kroeber Hall, UCB
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720

Media artist Joseph DeLappe's conceptual art works explore memory, politics, history, and social engagement in a number of on-line territories. Past works include "dead-in-iraq" (2006) where he typed all names of America's military casualties from the war in Iraq, in consecutive order, into the America's Army FPS online recruiting game. In 2008, he created "Reenactment: The Salt Satyagraha Online" using a specially customized treadmill to walk the entire 240 miles in 26 days to control his avatar, MGandhi, as he journeys throughout Second Life. For his ATC talk, DeLappe discusses these and other works and the possibility of engaging explorations of memory, politics, and history online.

Working with electronic and new media since 1983, Delappe's work in online gaming performance, electromechanical installation, and real-time web-based video transmission have been shown throughout the United States and abroad. His work was recently featured in the "Third Gaungzhou Triennial: Farewell to Post Colonialism" at the Guangdhong Museum of Art and in "Gameworld" at the Laboral Centro de Arte y Creacion Industrial in Gijon, Spain. He is published in the recently released, "Gamescenes: Art in the Age of Videogames," publisher Johan & Levi and "Videogames and Art," publisher Intellect Books, in TDR. Selected presentations include: Eyebeam Art and Technology, New York; The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; and the CEPA Gallery, Buffalo, New York. His works have been included in "Art in America,",, "The New York Times," and featured on CNN domestic and international, NPR, CBC (Canadian Broadcast Company), and "The Sydney Morning Herald." Joseph DeLappe is an Associate Professor of the Department of Art at the University of Nevada where he runs the Digital Media Program. He lives in Reno, Nevada and is a native of San Francisco.
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