So, did you click on the image above to learn about The Spectacular Seat performance piece by Art Research Team (aka, artist, Tim Roseborough)? Go on, click on the image and read through the description and please feel free to submit a comment. I would like to know, do you think this is art? I’m interested to read your thoughts on the matter and would love to start a dialogue with you. By the way, this piece will be exhibiting at the Keeping an Eye on Surveillance show opening this weekend at the Performance Art Institute of San Francisco this Saturday, September 10, 2011.
By Dorothy R. Santos
Dorothy R. Santos (b. 1978) is a Filipina American writer, artist, and educator whose academic and research interests include feminist media histories, critical medical anthropology, race and technology. Born and raised in San Francisco, California, she holds Bachelor’s degrees in Philosophy and Psychology from the University of San Francisco and received her Master’s degree in Visual and Critical Studies at the California College of the Arts. She is a Ph.D. student in Film and Digital Media at the University of California, Santa Cruz as a Eugene V. Cota-Robles fellow. Her work as been exhibited at Ars Electronica, Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and the GLBT Historical Society.
Her writing appears in art21, Rhizome, Hyperallergic, Ars Technica, Vice Motherboard, and SF MOMA’s Open Space. Her essay “Materiality to Machines: Manufacturing the Organic and Hypotheses for Future Imaginings,” was published in The Routledge Companion to Biology in Art and Architecture. She is a co-founder of REFRESH, a politically-engaged art and curatorial collective and serves as the program manager for the Processing Foundation.View Archive →