Monday, May 3, 6 – 7 PM, Zoom
In her multi-media work, Noelle Mason focuses on the subtle seductiveness of power facilitated by institutionalized systems of visual control, the insufficiency of images to communicate experiential layers of meaning, and the disruptive effects of such control on our responses to increasingly traumatic rifts in the American cultural fabric. In her talk “Contact with the Screen,” Noelle will discuss the theoretical roots of her work in the Lacanian notion of the “Gaze” and its capacity to incorporate/implicate spectatorial desire, as well as the ways in which “the screen” can repress that desire. Noelle is Associate Professor of Sculpture at the University of South Florida and is the Founding Director and Curator of Parallelogram Gallery in Tampa, Florida. This talk is hosted by the Department of Visual Arts, Visiting Artists and Designers Committee. Hosted by Visiting Artist and Designers Committee, and sponsored by Department of Visual Arts and CIRCA.