Thursday, October 12 - 5:30PM to 7:30PM
Embassy Suites, River G-J
Penelope Umbrico will talk about her multi-disciplinary photo-based works that explore the ever-changing technologies of image making and the ever-increasing production and consumption of images on the web. She repurposes and re-cast these images, putting them to work to question what they mean, why they are shared, where the investment is, and what this points to. Employing methods of appropriation, extraction, installation and intervention, she utilizes search engines, web platforms, common software applications, and imaging technologies to focuses on screen space, light, and electronic signal, in relation to the material detritus of technology. Her work navigates between producer and consumer, local and global, the individual and the collective, with attention to the technologies that are produced by, and produce, these forces.
The Peoria Riverfront Museum will mount an exhibition of Umbrico's work in conjunction with the conference and hold an exhibition reception following the keynote address.