Talk by Brady Marks

Nov 1, 2005



Grand Luxe Hall, Western Front


Western Front hosted artist Brady Marks for a talk as part of an external Upgrade! Vancouver program organized by Kate Armstrong.

Marks queried if "our current cultural interregnum may be defined more by the questions we ask than the answers we come up with,” and attempted to answer the following questions:

What is the relevance of collaboration in contemporary art practice? What is our relationship to failure?

What are the alternative cultural and cognitive hypotheses in our techno-fetishistic milieu? What is the virtual?

Who are we, artists? researchers? designers? producers? socialites? What is transdisciplinarity?

Marks discussed these questions with reference to the three streams that inform her practice: the intermission artist collaborative, computational poetics, and her physical object designs and sculptures.

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