OCTOBER 19, 2011

October 19th | 7:30 pm | Space4Art.


Kim Stringfellow will join us in the opening event to launch the San Diego node. She will talk about her current work addressing ecological, historical, and activist issues related to land use and the built environment.

Upgrade! is an international, emerging network of autonomous nodes united by art, technology, and a commitment to bridging cultural divides. Its decentralized, non-hierarchical structure ensures that Upgrade! (i) operates according to local interests and their available resources; and (ii) reflects current creative engagement with cutting edge technologies. While individual nodes present new media projects, engage in informal critique, and foster dialogue and collaboration between individual artists, Upgrade! International functions as an online, global network that gathers annually in different cities to meet one another, showcase local art, and work on the agenda for the following year. -- http://www.theupgrade.net

Kim Stringfellow is an artist and educator residing in Joshua Tree, California. She teaches multimedia and photography courses at San Diego State University as an associate professor in the School of Art, Design, and Art History. She received her MFA in Art and Technology from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2000.

Her professional practice and research interests address ecological, historical, and activist issues related to land use and the built environment through hybrid documentary forms incorporating writing, digital media, photography, audio, video, installation, mapping, and locative media. Her work investigates repercussions of human development within the western United States evolving out of a rigorously researched area of interest focused on a particular subject, community or region to discuss complex, interrelated issues of the chosen site. Within her research, she attempts to expose human values and political agendas that form our collective understanding of these places. Ultimately, her projects are designed to create awareness, educate, and create a rich dialogue in relation to the subject at hand. http://www.kimstringfellow.com/

The event is free and open to the public. There will be a cash bar!

For more information contact: 

Arzu Ozkal - arzu.ozkal@mail.sdsu.edu

Leigh Cotnoir - lcotnoir@mail.sdsu.edu

Max Luera - vinyllogic@yahoo.com