Artist Lina Maria Giraldo will discuss the short video works on display at the Conlon Hall Media Wall at a talk and reception at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 17 in the lobby of Conlon Hall, 316 Highland Ave. Refreshments will be served and admission is free to the event, part of the Fitchburg State University CenterStage arts and culture series.
Giraldo creates screen-based computer-generated work using video, photography, physical computing, and data. It incorporates contemporary languages such as video games, advertising, repetition, and massiveness. Crucial for the development of her pieces is the community's role and the information it generates. Her work has been the focus on creating messages where she depicts the fragility of our environment, immigration, and community equality. She explores how art can help us understand the challenges of our society.
The Colombian-born, Boston-based artist focuses on interactive storytelling towards social change, with a diverse body of work ranging from digital educational tools, public installations, and screen-based computer-generated work. She holds a Master of Professional Studies on Interactive Telecommunications from Tisch School of the Arts at New York University where she was the recipient of both the Paulette Goddard and the Tisch School Scholarships. She has exhibited her work in galleries, shows, and public spaces throughout Massachusetts, New York, New Mexico, and her native Colombia. Her work has been covered in media including The Boston Globe, ABC News, The Artery, Artlink, WBUR, and WGBH.