The School of Art, Media and Technology at Parsons The New School for Design kicked off its International Artist in Residence program this semester with a month long visit by Japanese artist Aki Sasamoto. After delivering a public lecture on March 30, Sasamoto spent the first weeks of April working with BFA students across the school of Art, Media and Technology on a collaborative project that will culminate in an exhibition opening April 18. As part of her residency, Sasamoto will also participate in upcoming critiques in the Design and Technology, Photography, and Fine Arts programs.
As an artist, Sasamoto works in performance, sculpture, dance and other media. Her works have been shown in performing and visual art venues in New York and around the world. Sasamoto’s installations are careful arrangements of sculpturally altered found objects, and her improvisational performances include decisive gestures designed to create feedback, responding to sound, objects, and moving bodies. She is co-founder and co-director of the non-profit arts organization Culture Push, which brings together diverse groups of professionals through artist-led projects and cross-disciplinary symposia.
The International Artist in Residence program is organized by the Intermedia Initiative at Parsons, a research and public programming initiative directed by Coco Fusco that brings together faculty, visiting artists and scholars to explore developments in new media. For more information, visit www.newschool.edu/parsons/amt.