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Media Studies Faculty Part of BAM Next Wave Festival

Photo by Lauren Petty

This month, visitors to the Next Wave Festival at Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) will get a glimpse of the work of Lauren Petty, part-time Media Studies faculty member. Petty served as video designer on 69°S, a multimedia performance piece in which marionettes tell the story of an Antarctic exploration, backed by a live rock band. 69°S will be performed November 2-5 at 7:30 p.m. at BAM as part of the Next Wave Festival. Now in its 29th year, the festival features contemporary performance, artist talks, storytelling, visual art, and film by emerging artists and innovative modern masters. Tickets are available at the BAM website.

Petty is a Brooklyn based media artist who, along with her co-designer Shaun Irons, makes multiple-screen installations, single-channel works, documentaries and video scores for live performance. Petty and Irons’ work has been exhibited in diverse locations in New York and internationally and was recently seen at the Abrons Arts Center and the Chocolate Factory in NYC, The Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe and The Governors Island Art Fair. Currently, they are beginning a new installation and performance work called Keep Your Electric Eye On Me, which is being developed through the HERE Artist in Residence Program (NYC). For more information on Petty’s work, visit


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