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Artist TalkVirtual

PLASMA: Emily Martinez

Monday, April 11, 2022, 6 pm ET
Free; click here to see how to attend

University at Buffalo’s Department of Media Study’s PLASMA (Performances, Lectures, and Screenings in Media Art) brings to Buffalo celebrated theorists and artists who are exhibiting in some of the world’s most renowned museums and galleries, and writing on the cutting edge of new media theory and expression. As part of PLASMA, Squeaky Wheel is excited to co-present a virtual artist talk with artist Emily Martinez, who was a Workspace Resident with Squeaky Wheel in 2018.

Each PLASMA event brings internationally celebrated artists to discuss varied arts practices, models, modes, examples, and experiences in media arts.

The series serves as a kind of hub as to how courses in new media, digital poetics, game studies, locative media, robotics, installation, media theory and performance arts can be experienced.

In this series you can see and interact with artists that you would encounter in New York, Europe and Latin America, offering of a rich experience for the University at Buffalo, the city and Western New York.

The series provides, not expressive answers, but raises intriguing questions, exploring new avenues in the digital age, who we are, how we interact and where we are going.

Emily Martinez (they/she) is a 1st generation Cuban immigrant/ refugee, raised by Miami and living in Los Angeles since 2012. They are a new media artist and serial collaborator who believes in the tactical misuse of technology. Their most recent works explore new economies and queer technologies. Long-term projects explore collective trauma, diasporic and transnational identities, archetypal roles, and post-apocalyptic narratives. When Emily is not working, they are learning to love and doing their energy work.

Emily’s art and research has been published in Art in America, Media-N, Leonardo Journal (MIT Press), Temporary Art Review, and Filmmaker Magazine. Their work has been exhibited at international venues, including Drugo More (Rijeka, Croatia), Transmediale (Berlin, DE), Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francisco), MoMA PS1 (New York), V2_Lab for the Unstable Media (Rotterdam, NL), The Luminary (St. Louis), The Institute of Network Cultures (Amsterdam, NL), and The Wrong Biennale.

PLASMA 2022 is sponsored by the University at Buffalo’s Department of Media Study and funding is provided by the Office of the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. The series is curated by Dr. Paige Sarlin, Assistant Professor of Media Study, in collaboration with Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Art Center.

Image provided by the artist. Image description: A portrait of a white, gender-ambiguous person, with short brown hair, hazel eyes, and a warm smile. they are wearing a hoodie with an all-over-print of a synthetic-sliced-mineral-looking, acid pattern that is seafoam green, light cyan, and navy blue. behind them is an artificial background gradient that is peach at the top and seafoam green at the bottom. #acidtropical