Obsolete Technologies? – Artist Talk by Lee Montgomery

Obsolete Technologies? – Artist Talk by Lee Montgomery

5:30 PM Tues, March 25

Arch 104 / Free and open to the public

Drone Light-Mapping Performance

7:30PM Tues, March 25

Tyler Courtyard / Free and open to the public


Visual Studies at Tyler School of Art is please to announce the next speaker in the Producing Space lecture series. Lee Montgomery is an Assistant Professor of Electronic Art in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of New Mexico where he has served as the Director of the International Collaborative Arts Program (ICAP), which he established in 2011. Lee is also a Research Fellow at the Social Practice Art Research Center (SPARC) at the University of California at Santa Cruz, and the founding member of the Neighborhood Public Radio collective.

Lee's projects typically feature experiments with video and audio synthesis, remote-control and telemetric performance, circuit bending, and audio and video transmission/broadcast as a meditation on technological growth, appropriation and our definitions of what is public. Much of his work is collaborative in nature and frequently includes his students, such as “Albuquerque-Oslo Hole in Space” where he worked with students in Oslo at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts and in Albuquerque to create a live networked video performance using Skype. 

Lee earned a B.A. in Film from Bard College, and an MFA in New Genres from the San Francisco Art Institute. He has had numerous shows and residencies in the US and internationally with the collaborative Neighborhood Public Radio(NPR) which he founded in 2004. Recent shows include: The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, The Santa Barbara Contemporary Art Forum, The Contemporary Museum in Baltimore, the DeYoung Museum in San Francisco, The Novi Sad Museum of Contemporary Art in Serbia, the Hochschule fur bildende Kunste, Hamburg, and the 2008 Whitney Biennial where NPR staged a 3 month long storefront radio station on the upper east side of New York.

After the artist talk Montgomery and students from Visual Studies Interdisciplinary Seminar 3 (Site and Place) will be launching a drone to activate their collaborative and performative mapping-drawing project. Come join us for the first drone flight in Tyler's courtyard at 7:30PM

Lee Montgomery's artist talk is made possible in part through the use of GAF funds.




  • Date & Time

    2014-03-25 5:30pm
  • Location

    ARCH 104
  • Category